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December 10th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I upgraded to 12.04 LTS on my laptop several months ago. After a bout in the repair shop, they sent it back with there own password, so i changed it in 12.04. Now it will not recognize my password and the dots do not match the number of characters I used for the new password.

Am I completely locked out? I can not even update my original installation.

Can I download and install 12-10 and redo everything including the password?


December 10th, 2012, 05:37 PM
You should be able to reset the password from the recovery console - no need to reinstall / install 12.10


The number of dots/asterisks shown in the password box has no relation to the actual password length afaik

December 10th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Thank you! The procedure you directed me to worked nicely as advertised.

Thanks again.