requires a minimum password length of 4 characters. It's a common
idea that to make a secure password; you'll need to double that
minimum password length and include a mix of numbers, letters and
special characters [example: g4#wP8j$]. That's
the sort of password you get from us.
However; you may want to read How to create a strong password (and remember it) from Consumer Reports and Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle? from the Gibson Research Corporation.
1. Upon booting, or re-booting the computer; hold the [Shift] key down until you see the Boot Menu (GRUB).
2. Arrow down to Advanced Options for Ubuntu[Enter]
3. On the second GRUB page, arrow down to
Ubuntu, with Linux X.X.XX-XX-generic (recovery mode)[Enter]
If there is more than one recovery mode line, select the top (latest) one.
4. Arrow-down to
Drop to root shell prompt[Enter]
5. Hit [Enter]
6. Type: mount
-o rw,remount /[Enter]
This makes the drive mount as read-write instead of read-only.
- If you forgot your username,
- type the following to see a list of users:
[Enter]You'll see your username and then Systemback
Notice there is no letter "o" or letter "r" in passwd.
- To change the password for matthew, type:
Without asking for the old password, Lubuntu will prompt
you for the new password. The minimum password length is 4
When you've typed in the new password, press
You'll be prompted to retype the password. Again, you won't
see the new password as you type. Press
ALSO SEE: XScreenSaver
MORE: Password and Name Changes and Auto-Login [Linux LXDE Guide], Protect Linux Servers Physical Console Access [nixCraft], Remote Desktop/VNC [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki] and Virtualbox Guest Additions onto a Lubuntu Virtual Machine [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki].