i cannot change my password through root.

Asked by bumpy on 2011-11-25

i am unable to install software as the authenticate password is not being accepted. i attempted to change the password through the 'drop root shell' message reads passwd: authentication token manipulation error - password not changed. please help!

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2011-11-25

Be sure to put your user password... i mean your user login password

if you have forgot it please reset:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

bumpy (xantheeaston) said : #2

this is the site i used and followed the reset procedure it suggested. the message read

passwd: authentication token manipulation error
passwd: password unchanged

ubuntu was installed for me by a friend. they are not aware of another password i may need to use. i have not been using it for long and am struggling to get to grips with it. any help or advice is very gratefully recieved :)

Darenjoe (darenjoe) said : #3

I am having this same error. Can we just go back to version 10.10. I love ubuntu but Unity sucks.

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