I'm setting up this box for a friend, and entered a simple password during installation.
I set it to auto login, so it does come up to the desktop.

All setup and ready to reset the password to one of their choosing, and the password I used is rejected. Quite sure I am entering it correctly, caps off, etc. Tried both the gui and sudo password.

Since this is a fresh install, does it just make sense to reinstall?


Since it is a fresh install you should try reinstalling it.

Don't get stuck in just one thing,you have to explore a lot of things in Ubuntu.

So if you have tried everything and you think that you are using the right passsord then reinstall Ubuntu.

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  • Thanks for the response. This is what I ended up doing. So easy to install these days anyway. – Joe Austin Jan 11 '16 at 23:13
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    yeah all OK.. and if you liked the answer you can accept it by clicking the tick mark in left of the answer. :-) – john400 Jan 12 '16 at 4:02
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    I did, but it does not seem to register. – Joe Austin Jan 13 '16 at 16:34

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