View Full Version : [SOLVED] add a log in password at boot up?

November 29th, 2010, 07:56 PM
so i just put 10.10 Meercat on my friends samsung laptop, it was the easiest install i have ever done, i am sooo impressed.

I did it originally to remove vista and wipe the drive with the intention of putting xp back on it for her.

as it turns out 10.10 is so awesome we decided to leave it.

during the install i by-passed the bit where one might add a log in password during boot up becuase i just wanted her to try it out as easily as possible.

now she is loving it i think it might be sensible to add a log in screen to the boot up.

please could you describe in simple terms how to do this so i might post it to her.

very many thanks,and omg 10.10 is just amazing.

November 29th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Go to System -> Administration -> Login Screen and disable automatic login.

If you forgot the password, boot in recovery mode and set up a new one:

November 29th, 2010, 08:44 PM
sisco 311:

thankyou very much, i know i could have found it out with google, but i wanted to be sure i had the easiest quickest way without telling her sudo & things like that.

thanks very much and have a nice evening