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Could anyone help with this issue please. I am trying to enable Firewall, when I enter my password I get "Sorry that doesn't work try again". I know its the correct password I set up on installation and I haven't changed it. Same problem in Terminal it will not accept the password and yes, cap lock is off. It worked origionaly, installtion is just over a week old. Mint 12.
Last edited by stirling on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Thank you for the advise. I have it set so no password is necessary. Maybe this is the error. I was fed up having to log in every time the laptop went into hibernation. Not sure how I achieved this. Following your reply I have tried logging out with the drop down box top right and then logging in but password still not accepted
I have resolved the issue by doing a re intall. Strangely the installation went a little different than the first time. On the first installation at one point I was given 2 options, either to over write the Windows OS or go for advanced settings. This time there was also an option to install Mint next to the exsting eliminating all that partion creating that confused me as a newbie. Although I now have a better understanding of partitioning I chose this new option and all is good. I did have a problem with the touch pad not working sometimes on the first install but its working fine now. Thanks to the forum members for your help.
Wubi (Windows-based UBuntu Installer) is an official Windows-based free software installer for Ubuntu, which installs the software on an existing Windows partition, thus without need for partitioning.... It is not a virtual machine, but creates a stand-alone installation within a loopmounted device, also known as a disk image, like Topologilinux does. It is not a Linux distribution of its own, but rather an installer for Ubuntu.
Perhaps I wasn't clear in my comment. I did create a single partition before the installation so the Mint was installed on that but I didn't have to bother with creating home and swap patitions as it was taken care of. My point was that although I used the same installation CD I was offered 3 options the second time and only 2 on the first occasion.