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Old 01-05-2017, 05:31 PM   #46
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------------->>login/logout<<-----------


helpppppppping Hand guild to logging in.

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Old 01-05-2017, 05:45 PM   #47
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I did it right this time but I cannot type the new password!
What can I do?
 
Old 01-05-2017, 05:53 PM   #48
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go
Code:
sudo passwd username
give yourself a new password you will NOT forget.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #49
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I mean the computer will not respond to my keystrokes when I type the password.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #50
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Hi! I think MAYBE it doesn't 'echo' anything (no *****s?) when you enter the secret word
My crazy suggestion: use the word "password" or 12345678 as your password!
(I use root for root and user for user [user for username!])

btw, way back when it wouldn't do anything at "that" menu:
( Use the Up and Down arrows to select Recovery Mode and press Enter.)
on the next screen, where *8th* choice was root
"drop to root shell prompt", did you *hit <enter>, to select root*?
...meaning, in #13, when you said that it wouldn't respond to any typing
IF that was the case, MAYBE something 'worse' is going on here, but probably not....

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Old 01-05-2017, 06:12 PM   #51
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Hi! I think MAYBE it doesn't 'echo' anything (no *****s?) when you enter the secret word
My crazy suggestion: use the word "password" or 12345678 as your password!
(I use root for root and user for user [user for username!])
I know where you live, i know what your computer looks like Muuuuhahahahahahaha J/k
 
Old 01-05-2017, 06:18 PM   #52
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I have tried four times to no avail. For some reason, the computer will recognizances my commands, but will not acknowledge the fact that I am typing a new password.

About the thick skin part... All I have to say is this:

In the words of the immortal Freddie Mercury, "Don't stop me now!"
 
Old 01-05-2017, 06:41 PM   #53
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Does it say like:
Enter new password: <and sit here?>
IF so, just blindly type in
password<enter> (I think it will ask for a repeat for confirmation)
Then, 'your' password will be password!
btw, what *username* did you find it was? (unless it's too 'private' like your mother's maden name, lol)

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A4: See the #faq_LQwelcome and Rules. A6: ... A42: (from Mod.): Closing this thread.

back in a bit, for a bit

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Old 01-05-2017, 06:44 PM   #54
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It says this:

sudo: unable to resolve host (note)
Enter new UNIX password:

The username was this: thomas

(I have to sleep and then go to school now. Expect responses anywhere from 3-5 P.M. EST)

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Old 01-05-2017, 07:57 PM   #55
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It might be working ok, actually! Did you try entering something? Twice? (tho NOT 'echoed'!)
Ok, so make thomas' pwd: thomas
Or whatever. *THEN*, at #, type the command: reboot
See IF you can then login (on the GUI screen) as thomas/<whatever you entered as password>.

@BWguru: +1+ for that #46 cool 'guild sight'
@BWbudy: click here; do you hit VBox HostOnlyNet bug in my Blog (with YOUR name on it)
@OPnoob: feel free to click there, to see if it just gives you a "stern warning"[?]
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(might help in tailoring our advice replys)

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Old 01-05-2017, 09:07 PM   #56
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I have tried four times to no avail. For some reason, the computer will recognizances my commands, but will not acknowledge the fact that I am typing a new password.

About the thick skin part... All I have to say is this:

In the words of the immortal Freddie Mercury, "Don't stop me now!"
Freddie Mercury died of AIDS and that was the attitude that got him infected. SO you can kiss that immortal part good-bye....

as far as your not getting it to recognize your keyboard only when typing a password? .. that is a new one on me.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 09:08 PM   #57
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It is true that *nix takes security seriously and does NOT echo your passwd or '*'s or '.' (dots) or anything else, but it does actually take in what you type.
You just have to have faith

(There's a relevant quote from Star Wars if you're into that http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-find...ith-disturbing .. )
 
Old 01-05-2017, 09:12 PM   #58
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did you actually hit the 'ENTER' key after you typed in your password? as that is right folks .. it will not show a password being typed in just in case someone is looking over your shoulder ..
 
Old 01-06-2017, 12:46 AM   #59
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roadgeek01,

Now you have found the username (thomas), you may well be on the point of discovering the password.

If not, then it may be quicker to start from scratch with a new installation of antiX-16 32 bit as I suggested earlier (post #41).

In any event you deserve a bonus point for your persistence, so good luck.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 03:16 AM   #60
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roadgeek01, hat off to your perseverance & keeping a cool head!
you are almost there!

Quote:
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It says this:

sudo: unable to resolve host (note)
Enter new UNIX password:

The username was this: thomas

(I have to sleep and then go to school now. Expect responses anywhere from 3-5 P.M. EST)
so you had a root prompt and entered this:
Code:
# passwd thomas
when it says
Code:
Enter new UNIX password:
you type the password, followed by Enter.
it will then ask you to do that ONE MORE TIME.
you will NOT SEE ANY FEEDBACK on the screen! this is by design!!!
when the command SUCCEEDS, there will be NO MORE OUTPUT! you just get back to the root prompt '#'.

when this has happened, you have succesfully changed your user (thomas) password and can reboot NORMALLY!
(you can most probably just enter the command 'reboot' at this point)
 
  


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