Forgot username password

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jan 12 16:50:54 UTC 2009

2009/1/12 Nigel Ridley <nigel at>:
> I just bought a new Dell laptop with Ubuntu (I intend immediately to install kubuntu-desktop) and
> can't get into it :-( They didn't supply the username password and i have contacted my local Dell
> service center - but until they get back to me I figured that you guys could help me get into my
> new laptop.
> How can I set a new [admin] username password?
> Blessings,
> Nigel

Boot into single user mode and reset the root password.

Dotan Cohen


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