[ubuntu-uk] Forgotten password for log in....

scoundrel50a scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 14:37:56 UTC 2012

On 10/06/2012 15:30, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> On 10 June 2012 15:05, scoundrel50a <scoundrel50a at gmail.com 
> <mailto:scoundrel50a at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I cant remember my log in password for one my computers and tried
>     all sorts of different passwords, but to no avail. I even tried
>     following this
>     http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
>     but get to selecting root, and that is where things are different,
>     on the page it allows you to enter this 'mount -0 rw, remount /'
>     but mne doesnt it asks for a root password, and I cant go any
>     further....is there a command via the terminal to change the password?
> That shouldn't be happening if you're booting into single user mode. 
> You are effectively root on the console. It suggests that the disk is 
> mounting read-only and needs checking.
> The other option is to boot from a live CD or USB, mount the drive in 
> much the same way, and unset the root password by editing /etc/shadow 
> on the mounted disk and removing the string in the password field.
> s/
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Oh yes I forgot tot tell you I can see it says read only not read write, 
so why would it do that it was clean install.....how do I check 
it.......and I dont know what you mean by 'removing the string in the 
password' sorry........

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