View Full Version : [ubuntu] password issues after update to Jaunty

June 7th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Recently upgraded my Intrepid installation to Jaunty, which appeared to pass without a hitch...

Rebooted the system after the upgrade, wanted to start Synaptic and was prompted for the root password, as usual. But this time my password wasn't accepted while I'm 100% confident the password is correct. Sudo commands in Terminal aren't accepted either when I get prompted for my password. I followed the guide to reset my password here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword) and ended up trying "the Other way":

root@(none):/# password remco
send-mail: fatal: could not find any active network interfaces
Can't send mail: sendmail process failed with error code 75
root@(none):/# _

So, it doesn't really prompt me to give a new password as you would expect, but instead it starts yappin' about send-mail. Any ideas on how to get root access back to my machine? :?: