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Old 01-15-2009, 07:47 AM   #1
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forgotten pass word

I am running Windows XP, and down loaded ubuntu as a second operating system and have forgotten the pass word. I cannot open ubuntu. Is there any way to get to the pass word to change it or get around it? graynix
Old 01-15-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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try the single mode while booting
Old 01-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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I copied this from the Ubuntu forums:

There are a number of responses, but this looks like the best to me:
When you boot the computer, select "recovery mode" from the Grub menu (if the menu doesn't show by default you should see a message that tells you to press Esc to open the menu).

You'll see some text scrolling on the screen for a while until another menu opens, now with options (resume/clean/dpkg/fsck/root/xfix). Use the arrow keys & Enter to select "root" and you'll end in command line as root user.

Now all you need to do is to run "password yourusername" and you will be able to set your user's password. When you've done that, run "reboot" to restart the computer.


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