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.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/ +61-428-957160 (mob)
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