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Old 12-19-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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how to get my administrative password (ubuntu)


Hi guys,I forgot my aministrative password.Is there a way to retrieve it?
 
Old 12-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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In Ubuntu usually the password is the same as your user's password.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
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In Ubuntu usually the password is the same as your user's password.
I want to retrieve the same password.Is there a way to retrieve the same password rather than reset to new one?
 
Old 12-19-2012, 08:01 AM   #4
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No, passwords aren't saved on the system, only a hash. It is not possible to retrieve the password from the hash.
If you have lost the password you have to change it.
 
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Here are easy instructions (with screenshots) to reset a forgotten Ubuntu password:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
 
  


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