Only guest login available after install w no pw

Asked by guisoft on 2012-07-26

After using wubi to install Ubuntu I only get "guest" login available and no password will work. At start of install I gave a user acct. name and password. Have uninstalled and reinstalled three times to no avail.

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2012-07-27
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2012-07-27

The password is the one you set when you first installed the OS.

guisoft (guisoft) said : #2

Sorry, but that password does not work either. No password I have used works. Further, I do not see my other user id, only guest.

If you boot to root recovery mode and select root, you can run:

passwd foo

and then reset your password there.

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