LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
mystyx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
How to acquire root privileges in Ubuntu 11.10?


I can't remember my root password, making it impossible to download and access certain features. I have an Asus EEE notebook.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
jschiwal
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671
http://www.ehow.com/how_6446881_rese...g-xandros.html
 
Old 04-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
mystyx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
lost password

Thank you very much for your response, but I have Ubuntu which I'm totally unfamiliar with. I can log on with default but nothing else.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,131
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833Reputation: 4833
Ubuntu has no root password by default. You have to use sudo and your own password.
 
Old 04-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
mystyx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2012
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
password

When I turn on the notebook it says "enter password for keyring 'default' to unlock. I can do that, but if I try to go to the computer janitor or add a program it asks for a password to perform administrative task and my password won't work. How do I bypass this or reset it?
 
Old 04-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
fredora
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 1
Reset 'default' password

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu and I know what you're referring too.

Try....

1. Opening terminal and type "sudo passwd"

->This will allow you to change the root password.

If that doesn't work a second approach would be this...(but its a longer process and I believe it would yield the same result)
2.Reset Password

I hope that is somewhat useful
 
Old 04-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #7
colucix
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Bologna
Distribution: CentOS 6.5 OpenSuSE 12.3
Posts: 10,509

Rep: Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978Reputation: 1978
Please use a descriptive title for your thread. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Always give root (sudo) privileges in Ubuntu 11.10? mkirsch72 Linux - General 11 02-16-2012 10:19 PM
How do I escalate my admin privileges to Root using Ubuntu Desktop hamarsha Linux - Newbie 4 03-02-2009 04:04 PM
Ssh root privileges gabsik Linux - Security 1 05-28-2008 10:19 PM
USB HD Needs Root Privileges rrrssssss Linux - Hardware 3 11-13-2005 04:08 PM
Root privileges for user ar1 Linux - Security 2 01-07-2005 09:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration