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Offline fergalhedge

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« on: June 17, 2019, 07:16:26 pm »
I am unable to access Linux mint because it no longer accepts the password. It does not come back with an error (invalid) so what I input is correct but Linux does not start up. I cannot get into anything to fix the problem, I am having to use windows to send this message, thankfully I have retained a dual boot option.
Advise on this problem would be most welcome, thanks

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Re: password
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 08:18:46 pm »
At the login screen hit Ctrl+Alt+F2, are you able to log on in text mode ?

If you run:
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df -h
are any of the partitions full ?

If you can log on in text mode, do you get any error if you run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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