Can't login to Ubuntu 12.04

Asked by Shawn235 on 2012-06-20

When I logg in I type in the Login: which is server

Then When i got to the password the keyboard doesn't work and i can't type anything.

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2012-06-20
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2012-06-20

What if you log in as guest?

Shawn235 (jac770) said : #2

I'm not sure i never made a guest account, My screen is black and it sais Ubuntu 12.04 LIS Ubuntuserver tty1 and its like command prompt but on the whole screen, I just did a fresh install today.

When you type passwords, you don't get any feedback. Just type the password and hit ENTER

Shawn235 (jac770) said : #4

OK, well i just tryed that i got Invalid password :( maybe i entered it wrong. or can't remember what i typed before

Shawn235 (jac770) said : #5

OK, well i just tryed that i got Invalid password :( maybe i entered it wrong. or can't remember what i typed before

Then reboot and hold SHIFT and boot to recovery mode, then select root. Then run:

passwd foo; reboot

Change foo for your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in with your new password.

Shawn235 (jac770) said : #7

thanks I did it another way in revovery mode i went passwd username then changed it, but didnt work so i remounted the drive, thanks for helping me mate.