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I recently installed a new distro called sidbang. I created a liveCD and ran it on my laptop, which worked fine. I then ran the installation script. I set a username, 'sam', and password, 'a' (this was to make sure that I wasn't simply mistyping my password - I will change it as soon as I get into my new operating system). When the installation was finished, I removed the liveCD and booted the operating system from my hard drive. It asks me for a username and password, which I enter. It then says that the login is incorrect.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

Things I have tried:

  1. Trying again
    • I thought that I may have mistyped my password during the installation, so I tried reinstalling and reselecting the password multiple times. This did not work
  2. Default username and password
    • The default username and password that are advertised for LinuxBBQ are 'bbq' and 'bbq'. I wasn't able to log in using these credentials

Sorry about the wording and formatting of this question - my laptop is out of order and so I am using a device that I am not comfortable with to ask this question.

Thanks, Sam.

  • You can boot with the live cd, mount the hard-disk root, chroot to make the root on the hd the new root, and finnaly as root passwd. (this will reset the password to what ever you want, but is this solving the correct problem). – ctrl-alt-delor Jun 12 '14 at 22:08
  • Thanks richard! That solved my problem. I'd like to accept your answer as correct, if you leave it as an answer. – Sam Jun 12 '14 at 22:25
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You can:

  • boot with the live cd
  • mount the hard-disk root: mount /dev/???? /mnt
  • chroot to make the root on the hd the new root: chroot /mnt
  • and finnaly as root run passwd: sudo passwd sam

This will reset the password to what ever you want, but is this solving the correct problem

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