Login password

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Oct 26 06:32:46 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 19:54 -0700, M K Ross wrote:
> I just had a computer given to me.  Unfortunately the person so gave
> it to me did not give me the Ubuntu login or entry password.    Any
> ideas how to bypass it?  All I can think of is wiping the hard-drive
> and reinstalling without a password.

Reboot. As soon as you see "GRUB", press ESCape. From the boot menu,
select "recovery mode". You will be dropped into a root shell with np
password, and can do whatever is necessary from that point.

Regards, K.

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