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Re: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 202, Issue 28

Prasanna Karunarathna
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On Thu, 17 Jun 2021 at 17:30, <[hidden email]> wrote:
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Today's Topics:

   1. mint 20.1 password recovery? (Dave Stevens)
   2. Re: mint 20.1 password recovery? (Peter Flynn)
   3. Re: mint 20.1 password recovery? (Dave Stevens)
   4. Re: mint 20.1 password recovery? (Dave Stevens)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:53:18 -0700
From: Dave Stevens <[hidden email]>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions"
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Subject: mint 20.1 password recovery?
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Somehow I've accidentally changed my user password on my Mint 20.1
install. I wrote it down and have checked repeatedly, I'm satisfied
that I'm typing it correctly. When I set up the system I used an option
to boot to desktop without a password prompt when the system is
repowered after an outage. I suppose that this means the effective
password is stored somewhere. Can anyone suggest where? or how to
proceed?

Thanks,

Dave



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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:31:01 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: mint 20.1 password recovery?
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On 16/06/2021 22:53, Dave Stevens wrote:
> Somehow I've accidentally changed my user password on my Mint 20.1
> install. I wrote it down and have checked repeatedly, I'm satisfied
> that I'm typing it correctly. When I set up the system I used an option
> to boot to desktop without a password prompt when the system is
> repowered after an outage. I suppose that this means the effective
> password is stored somewhere. Can anyone suggest where? or how to
> proceed?

AFAIK the only way to do this is to reboot the machine in single-user
mode, which gives you a root console. Then use the passwd command to
reset your user password, and reboot.

See https://www.linuxtechi.com/boot-linux-mint-rescue-emergency-mode/

Peter



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:00:41 -0700
From: Dave Stevens <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: mint 20.1 password recovery?
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On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:31:01 +0100
Peter Flynn <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 16/06/2021 22:53, Dave Stevens wrote:
> > Somehow I've accidentally changed my user password on my Mint 20.1
> > install. I wrote it down and have checked repeatedly, I'm satisfied
> > that I'm typing it correctly. When I set up the system I used an
> > option to boot to desktop without a password prompt when the system
> > is repowered after an outage. I suppose that this means the
> > effective password is stored somewhere. Can anyone suggest where?
> > or how to proceed? 
>
> AFAIK the only way to do this is to reboot the machine in single-user
> mode, which gives you a root console. Then use the passwd command to
> reset your user password, and reboot.
>
> See https://www.linuxtechi.com/boot-linux-mint-rescue-emergency-mode/
>
> Peter
>

anything that works. Thanks very much! I'll try it.

d



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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:05:10 -0700
From: Dave Stevens <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: mint 20.1 password recovery?
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On Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:31:01 +0100
Peter Flynn <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 16/06/2021 22:53, Dave Stevens wrote:
> > Somehow I've accidentally changed my user password on my Mint 20.1
> > install. I wrote it down and have checked repeatedly, I'm satisfied
> > that I'm typing it correctly. When I set up the system I used an
> > option to boot to desktop without a password prompt when the system
> > is repowered after an outage. I suppose that this means the
> > effective password is stored somewhere. Can anyone suggest where?
> > or how to proceed? 
>
> AFAIK the only way to do this is to reboot the machine in single-user
> mode, which gives you a root console. Then use the passwd command to
> reset your user password, and reboot.
>
> See https://www.linuxtechi.com/boot-linux-mint-rescue-emergency-mode/
>
> Peter
>

worked beautifully, thanks so much!

d



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