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    Unable to login in ubuntu


    I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 on my machine. I set it up such that no password is required on startup. It worked all great untill I installed jdk following instructions on the first post that came when I googled 'Install jdk on linux'. I made changes to my /etc/profile file and logged out. While trying to login it did does not like my password, so essentially I am unable to log back into ubuntu.. I dont have any other user that I can log in as. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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    You can use the live cd to reset password in single user mode.
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    Just boot up in Recovery Mode and execute passwd command to set new password.
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