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Old 04-17-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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How to retrieve log in Name / Password in Ubuntu

How to retrieve log in Name / Password in Ubuntu

I forgot my loging details.
Old 04-17-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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You can reset the password by booting the system with a live CD and removing the encrypted password line for your account in /etc/shadow, this will allow you to login with no password and set a new one.

There is no way to recover the old password without actually cracking the hash, which is not a realistic alternative.
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