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First, I just want to say that I did check for caps lock and I know for a fact that it was the correct password and everything was fully correct. I even entered the sudo command a second time and double-checked that it was not misspelled or anything prior to pressing enter. Also, I made sure all other programme windows were closed.

It still didn't work. Why? Nothing changed, for only a few seconds ago I was doing the exact same command and it worked perfectly. Why now? What's going on?


Computer Model: HP Chromebook 11

Booting Method: Croot via Crouton

Crooted OS: Xubuntu 12.04.4

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Try reloading the terminal emulator, and doing it again. – No Time May 27 '14 at 3:55
Have you changed the keyboard layout in the time? – Radu Rădeanu May 27 '14 at 8:41
@No Time: I already had tried that prior to posting this question. No cigar. – user260854 May 27 '14 at 15:22
@Radu Rădeanu: No, I have not. – user260854 May 27 '14 at 15:26

Have you tried running passwd yourusername to see if you can change your password to try again with the previous command? You could also once you ran the previous command run sudo passwd to change unix password.

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It just asks me for my password. – user260854 May 27 '14 at 17:47
Is it accepting your password and letting you change it? – Awatatah May 27 '14 at 18:02
No, it doesn't accept my password. But nevermind, anyway. I didn't want to, but I had to uninstall Xubuntu because it was making it so that my Chromebook's energy output was greater than its charger's input. So...yeah... Thanks, anyway. Sigh... Dang it, I LIKE Xubuntu... : ( – user260854 May 27 '14 at 23:13

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