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Old 11-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
marqii
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Question Cannot login - changed password in system settings


Hi

I changed my password in system settings to avoid using any password.
Now I cannot login.

How can I reset my password?
 
Old 11-13-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
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Try no password

I *believe* you can just hit Enter at the password prompt. If you have the root password login as root and use 'passwd <username>' to change username's password. Or, boot with a LiveCD and edit the HDD /etc/passwd file.

Corrections from more experienced admins welcome...;^)
 
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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If you are talking about your user password, you could have not changed it, and configured auto login for your user. What distribution are you using?
 
Old 11-13-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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If you can select booting to command prompt some way, possibly by selecting such at the login screen, use passwd command to change user passwd. With Ubuntu it would probably be: sudo passwd user
Replace "user" with your actual user name, after running this command you will be prompted to type a new unix password for that user, enter the password, hit enter and you'll be prompted to retype the password, enter the password, hit enter and it should confirm the changes.

Last edited by Brains; 11-13-2011 at 02:58 PM. Reason: added for clarification
 
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
marqii
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Originally Posted by Brains View Post
If you can select booting to command prompt some way, possibly by selecting such at the login screen, use passwd command to change user passwd. With Ubuntu it would probably be: sudo passwd user
Replace "user" with your actual user name, after running this command you will be prompted to type a new unix password for that user, enter the password, hit enter and you'll be prompted to retype the password, enter the password, hit enter and it should confirm the changes.
Thank You Everyone!
Ubuntu 11.01 finally booted up and I was able to redo password in terminal

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