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revisiting: I forgot my password. (SOLVED)
« on: July 30, 2020, 02:09:33 pm »
Sometimes, even us old timers, long time users of peppermint os still run up against bafflement.

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Several weeks ago, my main install of PMX Respin on my desktop began not allowing me to login. Being distracted with other things, I simply turned it off and let it sit.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8951.msg91197.html#msg91197

I have run thru all the lost password tutorials, but I can't get past the login screen. Thing is, I never forgot my password. I know what it is, and the root shell prompt accepts it while I am in the process of changing it to something else. 

but the stupid login screen will not budge, nor am I allowed to use the guest login.

While I know it might be quicker to 'just reinstall PMX" ... I prefer not to, as I have 30 some ICE SSBs which are a pain to recreate.

 :o
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 11:53:04 am by spence »
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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 02:18:00 pm »
Maybe, something like this: https://is.gd/Eilz2c   :-\








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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 04:32:17 pm »
Maybe, something like this: https://is.gd/Eilz2c   :-\

Sorta the same procedure as the prior link... doesn't work...  :-X

and I learned it's NOT letting me change the login password... only the old original one works... you know, the one i didn't forget but that damn login screen that I never enabled won't let me pass thru.

 >:(
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 11:53:24 am by spence »
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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 09:03:20 am »
That can happen if your / partition fills up. Check that there's free space and then do an upgrade.

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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 11:22:09 am »
That can happen if your / partition fills up. Check that there's free space and then do an upgrade.

left the machine unplugged since my last post... fired it up a few minutes ago and still can't login to PMX...   >:(  rebooted into PMIX.

hmmm, partition too full? that 17 gb partition sits at 77.1% occupied   :-\
« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 11:23:42 am by spence »
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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 11:52:13 am »
Hooooo... rraaaayyyyy!    :D

While I was mentally prepared to do a complete reinstall today, I decided to double the size of my PMX partition first! Rebooted into PMX Respin successfully... thanks for that tip
@murraymint !!!

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 11:55:53 am by spence »
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Re: revisiting: I forgot my password. (SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 11:57:04 am »
B00M!!!   :)