username and password at installation

Asked by Patrick Murray on 2012-09-16

I am a relatively new Linux user. I used Kubuntu 11 with good results, but I didn't have a real good understanding of it. My computer is an HP Pavilion with an AMDA 64 processor.

I tried to upgrade to 12.04 from a mirror website. I understand that this maybe wasn't smart, but I did.

When I started up, the computer asked for a password which I had. Then the Kubuntu system started and asked for a username and a password. I had neither. I tried all my usual ones with no success.

I have read what others have said about this. It seems I need to get to the recovery mode, but when I try to get there at start up (f11 on this notebook) it always reverts to the computer password page and then carries me off to the username/password page.

Any thoughts about what to do?

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

when [Recovery Mode] reporting here , most of the times we speak about the Recovery Mode of Ubuntu , not Recovery Mode of each Pc/Laptop.

You can reset your password very easy , when you boot from recovery mode of Ubuntu.

Take a look at here : http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Good Luck

I am waiting for your positive reporting that all went well

Thanks

At the login screen press CTRL+ALT+F1
run:

passwd ubuntu

and set the password, then press CTRL+ALT+F7 and you can now log in.

Patrick Murray (pkm3) said : #3

Dear NikTh,
Thank you so much for the help.
I have struggled (intermittently)* *for 6 weeks with no success.
Your instructions were so helpful to solving this problem
My many thanks

PKM

On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM, NikTh <
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> Your question #208739 on Ubuntu changed:
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> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Hi ,
>
> when [Recovery Mode] reporting here , most of the times we speak about
> the Recovery Mode of Ubuntu , not Recovery Mode of each Pc/Laptop.
>
> You can reset your password very easy , when you boot from recovery mode
> of Ubuntu.
>
> Take a look at here : http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
>
> Good Luck
>
> I am waiting for your positive reporting that all went well
>
> Thanks
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Please mark as solved if it is as such
Thanks

Patrick Murray (pkm3) said : #5

Thanks for the help

Patrick Murray (pkm3) said : #6

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.

Patrick Murray (pkm3) said : #7

Exactly how do I do that.
Pat Murray
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