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Old 04-04-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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I have lost my password. can you help me to recover my password in ubuntu


I have lost my password. can you help me to recover m
 
Old 04-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Which password? User, root?

Kind regards

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #3
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A guide like this:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
Can be found through googling. The essence being:
Bring up the GRUB menu.
Select the option with "recovery mode".
Select "drop to root shell prompt".
Type the following on the command line:
Code:
passwd <your username>
Follow the prompts.
Type:
Code:
exit
Select "Resume normal boot".
 
Old 04-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Just type in google "how to recover/reset root password in ubuntu" and you will get many links to sort out the things.
 
Old 04-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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Instructions from 273 should suffice. They are quite elaborate.
 
  


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