querry: root password!

Steve Grace sgrace at pobox.com
Sat Mar 1 02:50:37 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 20:01 -0800, andrea phillips wrote:
> can you help me i have forgot password what can i do to get on my
> computer.


Despite the subject line, I'm assuming that you mean you forgot your
user password. If so, here's how to fix that:

* Reboot your computer and select the option immediately beneath the
normal Ubuntu option (I believe it's called Recovery Mode). It will
partially boot and then stop at a "#" prompt.

* At the "#" prompt, enter "passwd" followed by a space followed by your
user name. For example, if your user name is "andrea", enter:

   passwd andrea

* You will then be prompted for a new password (twice). Enter the
password you want to use.

* At the "#" prompt, enter the word "exit" to continue booting the

Good luck!


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