View Full Version : [SOLVED] User & Root Password Failure

December 19th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Could someone tell me WHY my User Password / Root Password is Failing Authentication, leaving my desktop PC in an unbootable state ? I'd like to at the very least, know either, a) what I have done wrong, or b) if someone is hacking my machine... Thanks in advance.

December 19th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Don't know what you've done wrong being were not there. Try resetting the password: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

December 19th, 2009, 12:52 AM
1. You forgot your password.
2. You never knew your password
3. Input failure like a key not working on the keyboard
4. Caps lock is on

December 19th, 2009, 12:55 AM
Lol ! None of the Above on Reply 2, but thanks for the ideas and link... I uninstalled Grub & asked for Grub 2 and Grub PC, apparently, Grub 2 does not want to load... and password is nixed, IS THAT WHY ? OR Does 'someone else' have my 'root' ? ? Thanks and Blessings ! :)

December 19th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Even ALL Recovery Modes are requiring Authentication, so the psychocats link instructions will not be able to help me reset the p/w. So can I NOT have Grub PC ? ?

December 19th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Reset password, or re-install.

December 19th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Nice Red Suit & Hat joes7, is that the special santa suit ! ! :))