View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wont recognize UN/PW....HELP?

May 25th, 2008, 09:29 AM
I just did a fresh install of file"ubuntu-8.04-alternate-i386"

Well, I installed everything perfectly fine... the machine is a fresh just for Linux.

I get to the Username prompt and it wont accept my password.

I tried the recovery console method suggested in the ubuntu help section and searched on here but the methods I found didnt work either... http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-3609.html
and it said my username was not found. WTF?

Any help is much appreciated!

May 25th, 2008, 10:19 AM

I did the following

adduser <New Username>

passwd <New Password>

thats it... then it allowed me to log in... hope this may help someone else in a search

May 25th, 2008, 10:55 AM
dble post