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I'm using ubuntu 12.10 and I set it up to have a password to login, and apparently, I also selected to have a password on boot-up. I went into my BIOS and made sure start-up/HDD password is turned off, but ubuntu still asks me for a password right when I turn it on, and again when I actually login.

I ONLY want to get rid of the boot/start-up password, NOT the login.

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Did you encrypt the whole hard drive / partition at the time of installing Ubuntu? –  user68186 Dec 10 '12 at 20:26
    
I assume so, although I honestly cannot say for sure. I don't remember a question specifically pertaining to the hard drive/partition at the time of install, however, I do remember there were 2 separate questions regarding a password, both of which I created a password for. I really want to get rid of the one at start-up and just use the login one. –  Jon Dec 11 '12 at 2:24
    
If it is an encrypted partition, I don't know of any way of removing it short of starting over and formatting the whole thing. Others may have a better answer. –  user68186 Dec 11 '12 at 11:43
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