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I installed Linux Mint 12 and I am sure of my password, but it does not agree with me and "incorrect password number of successful attempts; system halted must power down" How can I get into the system to see what's happened or to make a change?

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closed as off topic by Eliah Kagan, jokerdino, Rinzwind, izx, Anwar Shah Jul 27 '12 at 5:37

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Questions that are about Linux Mint and not about Ubuntu are off-topic. You should instead ask this somewhere Linux Mint is supported, like the Linux Mint Forums or Unix.SE. – Eliah Kagan Jul 27 '12 at 5:27

at boot select the 'recovery mode' option and boot to a root shell.

From there type

passwd your_username

(where you substitute 'your_username' with your actual username) and set a new password for your account.

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