View Full Version : [ubuntu] pass word blocking me.

May 17th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I just installed ubuntu and everything seemed to be going well. Upon reboot, pass word screen came up but would not accept my password, where it had done so earlier. I couldn't rectify the situation by trying variations of the password.
I tried re-installing, but again, when the pass word screen came up, it would not accept my password.
What do I need to do to get back into the os?


May 17th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Start in recovery mode, when you gedt to the menu choose drop to root prompt. At the prompt type:

passwd <username>

where <username> is your user name. The above command will allow you to create a new password. Once you have created a new password, type exit at the prompt, then select resume to continue on to your desktop.

May 17th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Remember that the password is case sensitive -Capitals and Lowercase matter.