I have no password in my computer. But it keeps asking for one when i set it to None. Now I can't install my updates :(

Asked by Mack Tomyn on 2012-02-21

My Ubuntu Computer keeps asking for a password when i need to install an update. Except i have have no password... so i don't know how I'm even going to use this computer if i can't do anything without my updates.

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2012-02-21
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2012-02-21
Mack Tomyn (pleasantmac) said : #1

Please help quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DON'T SET BLANK PASSWORD FOR ANYTHING!!!

It causes no end of grief in Ubuntu and also removes any security you have in your OS.

Reboot the system and hold SHIFT, select recovery mode then select root.

You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

change foo for your actual username. E.g:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now use your password and have no issues.

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