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Old 02-25-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
knowland74
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Xubuntu reset forgotten passwords


I just received a compaq armada that has xubuntu on it. the person I got it from forgot the password. It has 3 kernels on it .386 rt and 186 I believe. I'm also very new to linux. I used the passwd command and was prompted for the new password. But when I went to the gui login the new password didn't take. Anyone have any ideas would really appriciate it. thanks
 
Old 02-25-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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well i can't give too many details here (giving out information on how to crack into a computer is a dicy situation)
however i will give you a couple hints
since you are using xubuntu i beleave it has a recovery mode that allows a root shell in which you would simply type 'passwd username' and set the password
otherwise look into booting into single user mode
 
  


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