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    boot password lost

    I lost my user password; the password is needed to upgrade the authentication fails i followed the steps to change the password but when I choose the boot in the grub menu he says enter the password for maintenance or press control D
    and I can't write any thing else please help me I am a complete begginer

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    Re: boot password lost

    salwa_mell; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    What release and desktop are you using ? As I am unfamiliar with :
    says enter the password for maintenance or press control D
    I do not know where that advisory comes from.

    In changing the password; did you do something like this tutorial ?
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

    requires additional info to enable mind-reading.
    just the facts, ma'am
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: boot password lost

    do you get warning as described in the question here?

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/19692...-while-booting

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    Re: boot password lost

    thanks for replying the problem comes after this step I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32bits

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    Re: boot password lost

    and what happens if you Ctrl+D ?

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    Re: boot password lost

    nothing just goes back to the grub menu

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    Re: boot password lost

    nothing just goes back to the grub menu

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    Re: boot password lost

    salwa_mell; Well ...

    That is not good:
    nothing just goes back to the grub menu
    Let's do this in an attempt to isolate the fault. Can you boot to terminal ?
    at the grub menu with a normal kernel selected press the 'e' key for edit mode -> boot parameters screen;
    Arrow down to the line starting with 'linux' and arrow across to "quiet splash", replace these terms with the term "text" - without the quotes;
    key combo ctl+x to continue the boot process to TTY1.
    Login here with username and password ( there is no response to the screen when password is entered, enter your password blindly and hit the enter key).

    If You can get to the TTY1 we look at access authorizations, or perhaps graphics driver.
    Else we look at it as a booting issue.

    fault isolation
    to retoration
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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