TERMINAL password does not work .

Asked by John H. Duhart III on 2016-03-23

TERMINAL no longer accepts my password . Is there anyway for me to put in a new password ?

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2016-03-23
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2016-03-23
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2016-03-23

The terminal doesn't give feedback as your password is typed but it is being accepted. This is to obscure the length.

Is this the issue you are seeing?

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #2

No .
when queried for my password
[sudo] password for mudbone:
and I enter it I get
sudo: password: command not found

The password is not accepted .

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #3

Sorry .
What I get is :

[sudo] password for mudbone:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for mudbone:

Is there anyway to reset my password if I don't have the original password . How do I get into TERMINAL without a
password or if need be, how do I reinstall TERMINAL ?

If you run:

passwd

You can reset your password. If this fails then use this link:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

What you did

"[sudo] password for mudbone:
and I enter it I get
sudo: password: command not found"

is nonsense.

Apparently you have issued the command "sudo password", but a command "password" does not exist.
In any case the output shows that the sudo command has correctly accepted your password.

Try the command

sudo id

When asked for the password, just 'blind' type it and press the enter key. If that correctly works you should see something like "uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)"

John H. Duhart III (jhd3) said : #6

THANKS

mudbone@mudbone-Satellite-L305:~$ passwd
Changing password for mudbone.
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
Bad: new and old password are too similar
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
Bad: new password is just a wrapped version of the old one
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
mudbone@mudbone-Satellite-L305:~$