mandrake 10 locked me out

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oldunion

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I boot up mandrake and then i try to enter my password and login (not as root). It says my password is old and needs to be changed but how are you supposed to change it if you cant login?
 
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check caps lock, reboot, etc if nothing then:
1. log in as root
2. Open console/terminal
3. type 'su username' username being the one which you have forgotten the password for
4. type 'passwd'
5. enter new password.
 

oldunion

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no that method does not work, i cant change the password for my username through the terminal because you need to be logged in. im gonna see what i can do through the gui.
 
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any luck yet?

At the GUI login why cant you choose
user: root
password: ****
then do the above?
 

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pterygiod said:
any luck yet?

At the GUI login why cant you choose
user: root
password: ****
then do the above?
the gui works out. mandrake had my user name set to reset password after a certain amount of time.
 
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