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Old 02-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
fitterman61
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authenication for ubuntu 12.04 updates


I do not have a password that I can remember for the authenication I need to install the latest updates on Ubuntu 12.04 that I received notification for.How can I retrieve it or what do I need to do to get one.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Which password you don't remember... for your user account or root's?
You can use sudo in order to install updates.

Moreover, if it can't help then boot the system with ubuntu CD and edit /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow and reset the password.
 
  


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