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Old 11-21-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Need to reset administrative password

I bought this dell mini book on ebay and I need to reset the administrative password using ubuntu system. I need help please if anyone knows how because I lost the password. Any information would be helpful thank you!!
Old 11-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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What OS does the minibook have on it ?
Old 11-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!
I recommend you do a fresh reinstall of Ubuntu (or another Linux "distribution" like Mint).
This will give you a "clean" system without some stranger's data, settings, and config.
It should take you less than an hour to download, install, and set up Ubuntu. Instructions at

However if you just want to reset the password and get on with it:
Old 11-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Is there any reason you don't follow up on this answer, and post exactly the same question again?

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I'd reload it.


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