Hi, if the problem hasn't been solved yet, perhaps this can help (i'm
no expert though
Reboot the machine, and at the Grub menu there should be an option for
"fail-safe" mode, select that and boot the machine.
once the server has booted, you will find that there isn't any need
for a username or password and that you have a root terminal.
from that type the command "passwd <username>" (without quotes and
where <username> is the name of the user that you created at
Just reboot the way it's meant to boot up afterwards and from there
you will be able to log in with the username and the password that you
have just specified.
I hope this helps (and i'm kinda hoping that I havent nudged someone
elses answer, sorry if I have)
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Karl Larsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Ralph Molina wrote:
> >>> After installing my ubuntu server above and rebooting the system, I come
> >>> to a section where I have to log in, and even though I use the username I
> >>> created during the server installation and password, I can't log in.
> >>> Why? Any help appreciated, R. Molina
> >> You used the wrong name or password and we can't tell which. It is
> >> important to write down both before you have this problem. You can drop
> >> back to init 1 and make a new password if that is the problem.
> > Not necessarily. In at least one case we had a knowledgeable user who was
> > able to verify that the system was never created with an initial user -
> > the /etc/password file had no entry for any non-system user. There's got
> > to be a bug in the installation procedure somewhere, but it isn't either
> > obvious or common.
> Yes that could be the case. I have loaded 7.10 and Hardy from the
> liveCD's and each asked for and remembered user name and password. But
> there might be a way to skip that step or miss it because you went back
> to do something.
> Interesting :-)
> Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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