How do I reset a lost administrative password?
I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB (new install, new partition) and used special characters in my password, as suggested in another post on askubuntu:
- Lowercase Alphabetical (a, b, c, etc.)
- Uppercase Alphabetical (A, B, C, etc.)
- Numerics (0, 1, 2, etc.)
- Special Characters (@, %, !, etc.)
The installation finished correctly (good job by the way, much impressive), and upon reboot, the username/password didn't match.
I tried Camelcase my username and lowercase username. I tried different combinations of "maybe sticky/faulty keyboard". Fail.
I tried login from tty. Fail.
The installation was very basic using defaults (when available). English US install, English US keyboard, etc.
Just before I re-install, and out of curiosity, did I do something wrong ? Is it a bug ?