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I have attempted to follow directions as listed in the "How do I reset a lost administrative password" question. The procedure is also listed in "how do I boot into recovery mode".

I get through the initial steps but the arrow keys stop working when I get to the Recovery Menu. They work fine selecting the boot option.

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) as a server.

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Try pressing 'r' for root - this should highlight the root entry of the menu, and then you can press 'enter' to get the root terminal open

  • I had attempted to hit Enter on the 1st item where it was, with no result. I don't think it's accepting any keyboard input. – Digiplay Jul 16 '14 at 19:58
  • Thanks gonna make it tough. Are you using a wireless keyboard? – Charles Green Jul 16 '14 at 20:47

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