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mt18
March 21st, 2017, 05:06 PM
Background

Lenovo x61 tablet pc - Thinkpad
Centrino vPro
originally ran Windows XP
loaded Ubuntu 14.....
Attempted to update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.



I had started an upgrade to ver. 16.04.2 LTS and had reached to the installation phase when I had to shutdown unexpectedly.
Now instead of the regular boot screen I have a DOS type login where I can not remember my login nor my password.
I followed other self help forums and YouTube videos to access the grub screen to change the password but each time it takes me back to the DOS type login.

Any suggestions ...... HELP! I don't want to loose the information on the machine.

mrgs
March 22nd, 2017, 12:18 PM
I can not remember my login nor my password

The login and password at the prompt is the same as in the GUI.