Excellent....I figured that you were looking already. That above is just the way I do it. Too much happening to focus on exactly what happened. In this kind of case I use the easy way out.
Report back please.
OK... it is working, I am not sure how but this is what I did.
I looked at Jeff's suggested "Password being rejected by GRUB" solution and saw that it involved logging into the Ubuntu Recovery Console. There were also a bunch of commands to type in, so I figured that I would wait until I got home to try it. I am at work on site and did not have a second PC to help, or a printer.
But, I figured, what the hell, I will just log in to the recovery console and take a look around. I did that, changed nothing
, then logged out.
When I logged back in to my User Account on Ubuntu, guess what? Jeff's earlier solution no longer worked, I no longer had the use of my touchpad.
I then reasoned, maybe that broke my GRUB and therefore maybe, now my password worked! But, no joy... or was there.
I finally typed my password in a text document, cut and pasted it into GRUB and got Jeff's one line solution to work!
So, that is my report, sorry if it is not useful, but at least it is funny.
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