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Old 02-14-2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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I just bought a sylvania netbook.


SOmeone apparntly bought it and put their name in as user. I don't have the password. and therefore can't get into the puter. It has linux ubunto. How do i remove her and put my mname in? Thanks
 
Old 02-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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Why don't you ask at the person that sold you the laptop?
However, you need the root password.
There are several threads to recover the root password.

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Old 02-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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You could also reinstall ubuntu and set up everything the way you want it.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Ok. TO do that i just need an external cd drive?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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Hi,

Take a look at
http://www.sylvaniacomputers.com/faqs.php
 
Old 02-14-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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Probably no reason to reinstall, just boot
into "recovery mode" . You will come to a menu :

> > Please choose 'Drop to root shell prompt'
........ type passwd <Enter>

When the 'root password' is set, then :

type adduser <user name> <Enter>
( user name is the name for your new 'user account'
which is required to login to a 'Desktop' as a 'non
root user' )
You will be asked for another password, so you will
have two to remember !

Next you can either restart with <Ctrl-Alt-Delete> or
do the command : su - <username> and next : startx
to go to your Desktop.
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