[ubuntu-uk] Forgotten password for log in....
scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 14:38:51 UTC 2012
On 10/06/2012 15:29, Tony Pursell 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
> 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?
> After you have remounted the file system read/write, you are the root
> user, without needing to enter a root password. If I remember
> correctly, you just need the command
> to change the root password, but you shouldn't need to do that if you
> use the normal sudo method of assuming root privileges. All you
> should need to do is change your own password with
> passwd <username>
> replacing <username> with your user name.
Hi, how can you mount read/write........I just looked and it mounts read
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