querry: root password!
sgrace at pobox.com
Sat Mar 1 04:41:26 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 19:33 -0800, andrea phillips wrote:
> Steve Grace <sgrace at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> 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
> password you want to use.
> * At the "#" prompt, enter the word "exit" to continue booting
> Good luck!
> I BOOTED THE COMPUTER WHEN IT STARTED IT HAD HEWLETT PACKARD THEN IT
> WENT TO THE NEXT PAGE I ONLY SAW GRUB SO WHAT DO I PUSH THEN F1 OR
> WHICH ONE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME HAvent been on my computer for months
> have to return the one im using can you give me starting to ending on
> how to do this never had this problem before and thanks for your help
> Steve may god bless.
I'm confused as to what the issue is. Please clarify.
Are you able to boot Ubuntu and then get stuck at the login prompt
because you don't remember your password?
When you say that you "saw GRUB", do you mean the GRUB menu or the
"grub>" prompt? If it's the menu, what items are listed on the menu?
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