I want access to my files but forgot Linux login password & partition is encrypted
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 22, 2013
I feel awful and embarrassed. I had done a fresh install of Linux on my computer that has had Windows 7. I kept the Windows 7 OS, and just created a Linux partition on the same hard drive. When the installation program asked me whether I wanted to encrypt the Linux partition, I said "Yes". was out of the country for many months and forgot what my Linux login password is. All that I remember is my login username. I don't really care if I can't log in to my Linux partition. What I care about is accessing my personal files, such as my pictures (JPG).
I've tried to think of what the password could be, but all attempted passwords are incorrect. What can I do now?
Some possibly important bits of info:
--I am the only user on the Linux partition.
--My login gives me admin access.
-- I don't mind if it takes days for my password to be successfully guessed. I can wait. I just want access to my files.
--I sometimes need to work on the computer, u
linux mint xfce login password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 22, 2011
i happen to have downloaded and burned a copy of linux mint 9 xfce and when i boot the cd it comes up to a login screen and every username and password i give it says authentication failure. what would be the default username and password be for this distro.
"how to login in to Linux without password or to recover password"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 23, 2011
Hi, my name is Rajeev and I have taken a class in Linux at school. It was a beginner class. I haven't used Linux for a while and I forgot my password. I remember my username though. Please help if you can. I have taken a few computer classes and have a bachelors degree at a different school. I also have one certificate at a community college.
Linux ssh password less login doesn't work? [closed]
- date: August 17, 2012
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/local/bharathi-1397/.ssh/id_rsa):
/home/local/bharathi-1397/.ssh/id_rsa already exists.
Overwrite (y/n)? y
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /home/local/bharathi-1397/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /home/local/bharathi-1397/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
de:e3:e5:f6:a3:8e:83:76:f0:7d:d6:e1:b3:d6:cc:93 [email protected]
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
| S |
| ... . |
| .+o.. .++|
| o.+=o +E=|
| . .o++=oo+|
Next i copy content's from .ssh/id_rsa.pub and stored in remote machine.
:~$ mkdir .ssh
:~$ vi authorized_keys
paste the copie
I can't change password or reenable login password in Pinguy
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 17, 2013
I'm a linux beginner. I recently installed Pinguy and am reasonably impressed so far, apart from some small issues. First, I decided to disable the log in password for faster logging on, but then I wanted to re-enable it in system settings > user accounts > automatic login > off. But, regardless of whether it is "on" or "off", I still log in automatically. Any ideas? Also, I wanted to change my password, which I did in Terminal > sudo passwd root > enter new unix password etc. And I get the message: password updated successfully. But I find that my password hasn't actually changed - the old one still works - the new one doesn't. Any help really appreciated.
Keyring & login password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 27, 2013
Having login password/keychain issues
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new to ubuntu this month.
Removed password as a login requirement. Also deleted the login.keychain file in the .gnome2 folder.
I am the only one with physical access to the machine.
Started on a 64bit AMD then migrated the hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 32bit Intel machine
Ubuntu 11.04 encrypted LVM password not working after user login password change
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 29, 2011
I installed UBUNTU using encrypted(full partition) LVM .. like in the link below:
When I boot it prompts me for a pass phrase to decrypt and then loads ubuntu, and it was working fine till I changed the user login password.
After changing the user login password I rebooted and now my de-crypt passphrase is not working (Ques: Is changing user login password can really be a reason ?)
Any inputs on how can I recover the password (decrypt passphrase), as the de-crypt pass phrase will not even let me login into the recover console.
Forgotten Login Password Ubuntu 4.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 10, 2006
I've recently re-installed my HDD with dual boot Windows and Ubuntu 4.10 ( was tucked away while the kids were doing all their assignments at school)
2 problems that I have , firstly as it has been around 12 months since I accessed Ubuntu which was the first release, I have forgotten the login password.
Second problem is the graphical interface doesn't work due to a problem with the release version of "X-server". so I only have the command line - tried recovery console no joy there either.
Questions 1 Can I reload a later distro version over the top of Ubuntu 4.10
If not, how do I access and clean the partition that Ubuntu is currently on , so I can reload another a later version or another distribution
Appreciate any help
ubuntu linux maximum password length
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 6, 2013
anyone know what the maximum password length for Ubuntu is capable of?
I created a password tool and had to dial it down as some forums could not even use 128-bit passwords
now the program can do 96-bit which fits more forums
Redhat Linux login problem with nonroot user
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 2, 2003
I have an SSH login problem with our newly installed RedHat Advanced Server 2.1 running on Dell PowerEdge 1750. I CAN SSH into it if I log in as root, however, if I try to log in as normal user, error message 'connection closed' will appear.
Anybody has encountered simliar problem? I don't think it's ssh problem, as I turn on sshd verbose level to DEBUG, sshd is not complaining anything. Instead, I believe it should have something to do with my PAM configuration, but I am new to PAM and cannot find anything wrong with those config files.
Here is my /etc/pam.d/sshd:
auth required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
auth required /lib/security/pam_nologin.so
account required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session required /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session required /lib/security/pam_limits.so
session optional /lib/security/pam_console.so
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