Changing password, code problems, sign on problems

Asked by Andrew Blash

The computer will not let me changed my password. It will not let me change the user name without referencing back to the old one.

System has code in the run widow or terminal window stating old user name. The user name changed in widow = from root to no root, from the symbol # to the symbol $-

The computer restarted in a mode that allowed an outside computer to operate the courser, and key board.

The computer widow stated with stating that you are user adams- never did that before. The computer stated with no sign in page.

I am unable to reach empathy or and it also states my user name is claimed - but I used the account already. The history is gone.

In your log monitor 3 days are missing from the viewer, though the computer was in use.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Reboot and hold shift. You can now select recovery mode, then select root.

You can now reset your password using:

passwd foo

replace 'foo' with the username to change.E.g.

passwd andy

then run:


and the system will reboot and you can login as foo and use the password you set.

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