I put in the wrong password in my new Manjaro system

I don’t know what password I put in for my new install!

I assume you’re using the standard installer which doesn’t set up root account to be login-able, so you’ll need to do the live chroot way. Using the installer drive, manjaro-chroot into the system, you will enter it as root, then just:

$ passwd <your username>

enter the password you want to use for that user. Reboot, then login with the new password.


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Boot up from the installer USB/CD/DVD in live mode, open up a terminal window, and issue the following commands… :arrow_down:

sudo su -
manjaro-chroot -a
passwd your-user-name-here

You will be prompted for a password twice, to make sure you typed it correctly. After that, issue the following commands… :arrow_down:

systemctl reboot

Be sure to remove the USB/CD/DVD in time in order to allow the machine to boot up from the installed system again.

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Thank you Aragorn. Wilco.

Can I use this process to get my usb wifi working? I have a BrosTrend High Gain AC 1200 adapter that worked great in Mint 21.2 on this machine? The dongle Model is ACL3

Well, in theory, yes, but better start a new thread about that (under Network), because that’s probably a whole other can of worms, and I’m no specialist on account of dongles. :wink:

Success! Thank you again Aragorn.

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