admin passwd will not reset

Asked by kevin rothwell on 2011-12-26

admin passwd will not reset went to command line root@ubuntu;~# and tried to reset it and even after new password is successful it still has me locked out sudo passwd <username> gives error message any ideas on how i can recover my admin user id??

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kevin rothwell (k-rothwell31) said : #1

i also have no menu that comes up after booting in recovery

Chris (fabricator4) said : #2

What version of Ubuntu are you running? Have you just done a release upgrade? There may be a problem with the release upgrade process were the user is not longer a part of the admin group. You can fix this by adding admin group back into the user's groups.

Chris

kevin rothwell (k-rothwell31) said : #3

I finally got it it was not take the passwd because it wasnt posting to the administration user once i finally got a prop for user it worked Thanks for your help

Chris (fabricator4) said : #4

All's well with that then. If you're still having problems with menus, panels, or launcher not showing then you post a new question, but specify what release of Ubuntu you are using so that we can give the right help.

Chris

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