I removed the password, but the OS would prompt for it again and again

Asked by _1 on 2012-12-11

Hiya

Can you help me, please

I removed the password, but the OS would prompt for it again and again. I can no longer use neither the old password, no set up a new one

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2012-12-12
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2012-12-12
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

If you don't want to write your password while login , you can use the autologin option. (Users & Passwords settings)

YOU CANNOT remove the password, because then you will not be able to install anything. Installation of software requires a password.

Now, try to reset your password and set a new one with the method described at below link.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Thanks

Please don't set blank passwords, they are present for a reason.

_1 (1-csf) said : #3

When I type

mount -o rw, remount /

I get the following error: special device remount doesn't exist

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Try to write the command carefully and correct . At Linux everything matters , spaces , dash , commas , Caps or not .. everything.

mount -o rw,remount /

No space between rw, & remount

mount <space> -o <space> rw,remount <space> /

Thanks

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