loss of password during update to 9.10

Asked by NYGFan on 2009-10-14

Hey... I just updated to Ubuntu 9.10 last night. I new its a beta and expected to get crashes and bugs but ran into a problem that I highly doubt has to do with the fact that its a beta. When in 9.04 I had an account and used sudo passwd root then, sudo passwd -d [account's name]. To elimnate my password. It worked like a charm. But now i tried to unintsll pidgion since I have empathy and it asked for my password and I put it in. It said invalid. (By the way when in 9.04 it took my password, just didnt ask for it when logging in.) So now Im passwordless and have no adminsatrative rights. Also i try to create a password and it asks me for my password. I NEED HELP PLEASE!!

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NYGFan
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2009-10-15
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2009-10-15
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2009-10-15
Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #1

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword

This document will guide throw the password reset process. Read carefully.

Good luck.

NYGFan (jorgeafigueroanyg97) said : #2

thank you so MUCH!!!!