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Old 06-17-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
dennismackenzie
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Ubuntu 6.06 Upgrade issue


I just upgraded to Ubuntu 6.06 and the install went perfectly. But when PC rebooted, I was asked for a username and password, which I never had to input in my earlier version. How do I get past this screen, or find out Ubuntu thinks my previous username and password was?
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Did you ever have a user name and password in your previous version?
 
Old 06-18-2006, 07:37 AM   #3
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I don't believe I ever entered a username and password originally, since Ubuntu has always booted right to the desktop screen. If I had to put them in back in the original install, I can't recall them since I never have to use them.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 09:16 AM   #4
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Try booting up with the boot option of "init=/bin/bash". This should get you quickly into the bash shell as root. Then look at the name of the subdirectory in /home. It is probably the same as your username.
Then you can enter "password <username>"
<newpassword>
to reset your password to something that you know.
( Now if your bootloader also has a password!!! )
 
  


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