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Old 02-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
oldgoat378
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Angry Lost user name and password for Ubuntu and can't access program


Hey guys this may be crazy but hope you will understand. I went Out of town for a month and had a friend work on my computers and install Ubuntu which he did. I have tried to access Ubuntu but my friend can't remember what password he used and I never knew it so I can't use the program at all. Does anyone know how I can get access to Ubuntu or change the user name & password? Please help!
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
Xaphoid
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Hope its not encrypted!

Assuming it's a normal install you could boot an Ubuntu disk in recovery mode do:
Code:
sudo username
then
Code:
passwd
and reset it
the recovery mode logs you in as root so *BE CAREFUL*
 
  


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