I accidentally created my password with numlock closed in terminal.

Now my password is pagedown, left cursor, right cursor, home, insert, insert (346700)

I can't type this in gnome login because pagedown redirects to guest user login.

I can't login with virtual console(ctrl alt f1) because I believe they have different bash (sh and bash) so if I type those characters result returns different.

How can I login?

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    You should be able to login with Ctrl-Alt-F2. At the time you type the password, you're typing to login. The shell that's run is from /etc/passwd, do getent passwd $USER | cut -d: -f7 to see it
    – waltinator
    Dec 8, 2019 at 0:45


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