i deleted my password after i had set it as a black field, i couldn't authenticate when installing software. i went on line asking how to get it back i got a way of doing this by booting using a live CD and deleted the code from the shadow file but now when i reboot my computer the administrator user says failed to authenticate. any with a help please. am running 11.01 on an HP- (Compaq nc6120)
are you able to access a TTY?
if yes which would be control + alt+ F1 through F6
upon reaching a TTY follow this
best of luck -Larry