Network Administrator password

Asked by keithen on 2010-05-03

I never put in a password when I installed my Ubuntu but it asks for my password and i leave it blank and it says
 "passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
passwd: password unchanged"

and then it asks for administrator password to update to 10.04 but it wont let me because i have no passwords for anything set, and it keeps asking for diffirent ones.
Could someone have hacked my computer or am i just ignorant, i am sort of new to linux.
I cant do anything without a admin password or my password and i have neither

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2010-05-03
Last query:
2010-05-03
Last reply:
2010-05-03

when grub shows up, press shift then select root from the list (scroll down using cursors) you can now run:

passwd foo

replace foo with your usual username

e.g
passwd andy

DO NOT USE BLANK PASSWORDS IN LINUX. it causes a LOT of issues and is also REALLY dumb.

You can now reboot with:

shutdown -r now

and log on as foo (meaning your normal user name)

keithen (football-king20) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

keithen (football-king20) said : #3

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!