ubuntu changed password on me

Asked by wolf8u on 2012-08-17

i had removed my password and ubuntu is still asking me for a password and its not mine .........

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2012-08-17
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2012-08-17

The system needs a password to authenticate with. I suggest you boot to root recovery mode and set a password for your user.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Hi,
this is just an extension to @actionparnsnip's suggestion.

Boot from recovery mode and click root
after that , give this command to make the system read-write
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mount -o rw,remount /
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then give this command to reset your password
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passwd username
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where username = your actual username ,
it will ask you twice for new password , confirm and reboot the system with

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reboot
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Thanks

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