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I recently installed version 11.10. While adding a user, it wants me to include an authenication password. I thought I knew it and put it in but it keeps on rejecting. I even tried other alternative passwords which I generally use. No luck there too.

Is there any way I can retrieve what it was that I signed up with when I downloaded and installed 11.10? Thanks for any help you can give.

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Turn your computer on.

Press ESC at the grub prompt.

Press e for edit.

Select the line that begins with kernel ………

Press the key e to edit

Go to the very end of the line. Add rw init=/bin/bash to it.

Press enter, then press b to boot your system.

Your system will boot up to a password less root shell.

Set your password:

passwd <yourusername>


sudo reboot
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