Locked out

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Ralph Randall
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I am not one of the usual GNU/Linux "nerds"; everything is new to me. The
retail computer world lost me while 3.5" floppies still reigned. I
discovered the FSF last Summer, and am trying to start over.
When my new Libiquity X200 arrived and I took it out of the box, I gave
it the user and super-user names it asked for, and their respective
passwords. I didn't write them down, being very occupied trying to deal
with (or exit from) XWindows. I didn't get back to it for over a week, and
discovered I had forgotten both passwords.
Now I'm locked out.
The Trisquel package came pre-installed. Under the circumstances, I'm
not even sure it can be installed again from scratch. I dread the
prospect. Does anyone
know an easier way to start over?

Ralph Randall
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Libiquity.

Markmus

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If you can create a bootable USB-stick from another computer, then re-installing it from scratch should not be a problem. The installations wizard is good and easy to follow.

Ralph Randall
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To hans-jorgen: The other computer would have to have a Trisquel operating
system. So far I don't know anyone who has one, outside of this forum. I
would also need to know how to invoke the installation wizard, and do so
without using the password I lost. Or would insertion of a "bootable" USB
stick invoke it automatically?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 4:10 AM <name at domain> wrote:

> If you can create a bootable USB-stick from another computer, then
> re-installing it from scratch should not be a problem. The installations
> wizard is good and easy to follow.
>

Magic Banana

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I forgot whether the recovery entries in the bootloader's menu (if it does not appear, try repetitively pressing [Shift] right after your computer switches on) are defaults. If they are, you can select one of them with the down arrow and press [Enter]. You will get a root terminal. In it, "passwd" (without the quotes) will allow you to redefine root's password. Also "passwd " followed by your login will allow you to redefine your password. Without recovery entries, it is still possible to edit another entry to add the "single" keyword.

Notice that "root" cannot log into Trisquel, unless you gave it a password. The "normal" way to use administrative privileges from a terminal is by preceding the command with "sudo ", which asks the user password.

chaosmonk

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Do you know if full disk encryption is enabled?

Ralph Randall
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To chaosmonk: Do I know if full disk encryption is enabled? I have no
idea.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 10:10 AM <name at domain> wrote:

> Do you know if full disk encryption is enabled?
>

chaosmonk

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Once you boot into a live USB, open the file manager and see if you can mount your hard drive and view your files without a password. If not, encryption is enabled and you need to reinstall Trisquel unless you remember your password. Otherwise, there is a way to reset your password without reinstalling.