Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Oct 14 04:11:59 UTC 2010

On 14/10/2010 15:06, Steve Grace wrote:
> 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:
>         exit
> You should then be all set. Good luck!

Probably the same thing but ESC is mentioned and not SHIFT- although I 
do think that SHIFT applies to latest versions but may be wrong. What I 
was looking for is this:


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