The first was that I already have Windows 7 installed and there seemed no method of resizing the current parition easily to install it alongside
Secondly once selecting the alongside windows option the installer just went ahead and started copying files
Lastly (current problem) is that during install it asked for a username and password
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Feedback goes here, so moving your topic.
As to the support request on how to reset your password, you can follow this guide: http://linuxers.org/howto/recover-lost-root-password. Needs to be modified a bit though.
- Follow the first section, the "From the Grub or Grub2" steps.
- Instead of adding "single" to the boot parameters, use the second option described in the guide, "init=/bin/bash".
- Instead of finally running "passwd", run "passwd username" instead. Where you replace username with your username.
Note that this will only work if you didn't encrypt your home folder. You can not change your password this way (or any way, except once successfully logged in) if you have an encrypted home folder. Doing so will make all your files inaccessible (the desired effect, you don't want anybody to be able to access your encrypted files this easily).
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