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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 9
- Posts: 2654
- Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm
- Location: Rhode Island, USA
When it asks for a password, enter YOUR password.
IF AND WHEN your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.
- Level 13
- Posts: 4848
- 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.
Data stored in the volume will only be accessible with the correct password. If you lose this security key, all data will be lost.
- 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)