error in regarding changing password for a new user and existing user

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divyanshu
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error in regarding changing password for a new user and existing user

Post by divyanshu » 2018/12/28 07:20:13

error msg - Authentication token manipulation error.
this error is coming when i am using the command
passwd username

tried with grub to change root password but not fixed

thanks in advance
Divyanshu

lightman47
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Re: error in regarding changing password for a new user and existing user

Post by lightman47 » 2018/12/30 21:38:54

Does any authentication even exist yet when the kernel is not yet loaded (i.e. the grub prompt)?
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