blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Mar 12 22:14:08 UTC 2012
On 13/03/12 03:21, Bill Stanley wrote:
> Is there any to reset the root password when the original root
> password has been forgotten? One of my friends has Ubuntu an her
> computer and was trying to change her user password. She got the root
> and user passwords mixed up and somehow changed the root password
> instead. She doesn't know what she did and the important thing is
> that the root password is lost.
> Of course, the root password is needed to install applications, run
> sudo and to di upgrades. I know that there is no way to recover the
> password but is there a way to reset the root password without knowing
> what it is. Without it, the computer can't be upgraded. I could try
> to reinstall Ubuntu but many of her settings would be lost and that
> would be a PITA as well.
> Bill Stanley
I know that your question has already been answered, but the next time
try doing a search on the web - you will find thousands of entries
telling you how to solve this problem :-) .
The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
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