Steve Grace sgrace at
Thu Oct 14 04:06:49 UTC 2010

On 10/13/2010 08:54 PM, Jitender Kiraria wrote:
> I have forgotten Password to my Ubuntu 8.0 system........Is there any
> way to login or restore the password.......Please Someone help me
> !!!!!!!!!!! Otherwise I will have to format the system........Thanx.......

I believe these are the steps (from memory):

* Restart your computer
* If you don't normally see the GRUB menu, hold the Shift key down until 
the menu appears
* Select the "recovery mode" option
* When asked for a what you want to do, choose a root shell
* At the # prompt, enter:

       passwd your_user_name_here (for example, passwd jitu)

* When prompted, enter your new password
* At the # prompt, enter:


You should then be all set. Good luck!

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