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Jun 27, 2011

I have been trying to change my password on this install to a simple 2 character alpha.

I tried using the "users and groups" menu and got the error "password is too short" that also tells me that I need more that 5 characters.
After searching for a bit I found the passwd <username> command to be used in the recovery mode. I got a similar massage there too.

upon doing a fresh install I am able to initially set a simple password to do what I want, but after changing to a more secure password I have not yet found a way to get back to where I want to be. I really don't want to burn this down do yet another install.

yes, I know the system is trying to protect me from myself but that is off the point.

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