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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at boot select the 'recovery mode' option and boot to a root shell.
From there type
(where you substitute 'your_username' with your actual username) and set a new password for your account.