Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:04 AM
The password I created several months ago is no longer recognized by the system, leaving me dead in the water. Is there any alternative other than re-installing Bodhi and starting from scratch? [I have held off posting this question for quite some time, out of sheer embarrassment]
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I see Charles jumped in (thank you good sir!); if you don't find the help you are needing in this thread consider opening a new one with your specific issue - it may generate more assistance from the community as this thread is marked as solved.
Hmm, did you change the keyboard layout maybe? That might have effects on the password. If so changing it back and making a temporary password that is the same on both layouts could help you out using passwd.
I ran into this one time on a Raspberry Pi...changed my password and later changed my localizations/keyboard layout. Was a head scratcher for a while.
That said, wasn't there some known issue a while ago (a version or so?) with some passwords not working (maybe in eepDater or something)? I seem to recall some special characters were not recognized...maybe I'm wrong, but I seem to recall something along those lines.
If a password is lost completely, assuming your hard drive is not encrypted (and you have a spare system or OS handy), couldn't you access the drive's folders/files via another OS?
I have used a technique along these lines for drive recovery for Windows users whose systems have died and/or they wanted backups of their files to archive/pull onto a new system via BluRay/DVD. I plug the drive into a dock (or internal port, depending on the drive), access the drive and archive/move files as needed.
It's not as easy as (hopefully) remembering a password (I wish you luck) or finding out it is a keyboard layout issue, but it is better than data loss.
Again, welcome to the forums and open a new thread if needed. Good luck!
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