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Thread: Kali password not accepted at logon

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    Kali password not accepted at logon

    I just installed Kali and set up a password. When I reboot after the installation and try to enter my password, it says "Authentication Failed." I tried caps lock, slowly typing it, tried to enter with possible typos, but nothing worked. I want to know how to reset the password.

  2. #2
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    If it is the root user than it is probably not possible or at least allot more work than reinstall Kali.

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    this happend to me, but it works if you loggin with user root

  4. #4
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    if you have kali 1.1.0 then rest assure you are not the only one who faced that problem and the solution was http://www.geekyshows.com/2013/06/ho...nux-login.html
    and i faced it too when i changed my root password in the 1.0.9 distribution and the new password worked properly until i rebooted and then the old/new passwords were not accepted until i did the trick just mentioned

  5. #5
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    yeah this caught me by surprise as well but just type in root for the Username and then Password is the one you setup during the install

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    Had this problem with Linux before. It was the Nvidia driver. I got in using the guest acct and the admin user name and password worked fine so I could fix the acct as a guest.

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