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Old 05-08-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Upgrade to 10.04 locks me out of the new installation

I used a v10 live cd to install ubuntu into a vmware virtual machine. It worked without a problems. After installing another application, ubuntu offered to update. I allowed the update. After updating to 10.04 LTS Desktop, I am no longer authenticated when I attempt to sign in.

Is there a way to reset a user for this type of an install, or do I just go back and reinstall?

Does this seem like something I did when upgrading?

Thank you for any suggestions, I'll go back to my original vm in the meantime.

Old 05-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Try enabling the root account by going into a terminal and typing

sudo passwd
and entering your new root password, confirming it.


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