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- Level 1
- Posts: 8
- Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:06 pm
- Location: An iland on the Gulf of Finland
For some reason I can not type my root-password perfectly. Nowadays they must contain so many different characters and one must have many of them.
Some days ago I downloaded the fine new Linux Mint 18.2 (sorry not to remember it's name). I installed it with Cinnamon and updated and did some surfing in the Net. Meanwhile I used my second computer with Fedora 27 Beta
Now I am back on this PC. And some security updates should be installed. Although I have rules to remember my passwords, this time I can not generate the right one from my memory
I'm already 83 so my lovely daughter solaces me:
Do not panic dad. It's only demens senilis[/i.]
No other possibility than to install Mint again
- Level 8
- Posts: 2205
- Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm
- Location: Rhode Island, USA
When it asks for a password, enter YOUR password.
Please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line if your problem has been solved. It helps other members.
- Level 13
- Posts: 4659
- Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm
Get out, 83 (83 what?) is a very poor excuse when you simply forget something. Any post on this site with the text init=/bin/bash
is a pointer to logging in behind the scenes and setting a new password, it happens a lot.
The sad cases are when the OS or the home-folder is encrypted. Then there's no way to cheat, you absolutely must have the correct password to get in, that's the whole point.
You were in the left-hand lane and you were signalling left and I more or less assumed you were going to turn left.
- Level 1
- Posts: 1
- Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:58 am
System: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Cinnamon 3.4.6 LinuxMint 2 betsy
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8400
Graphics: NVIDIA G92 GeForce 9800 GTX Gallium 0.4 on NV92 GLX 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family)