FRANK SHARROW atexasattitude at
Thu Oct 23 11:39:13 UTC 2008

i did as you said i got the recovery to come up. i changed the password ! (but) i still do not know what my user name is or how to get it or change it can you (help)???? 

----- Original Message ----
From: Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:11:26 AM
Subject: Re: help

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:26 AM, FRANK SHARROW
<atexasattitude at> wrote:
> many months ago i had a heart attack and was laid up for many months i am
> just now getting back on line but i can't log on as i have forgotten my user
> name and password can you help me??????
> --

Hi Frank,
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you are fully recovered now.
So, you mean you forgot your ubuntu logon password?
I think we can workaround that by using the recovery mode.
When booting, press Esc on the boot prompt, it will then give the boot menu.
Choose the recovery.
I believe from there we will be automatically logon, and we can use command: id
Then we can change the password: sudo passwd

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