trying to install update and don't have the password

Asked by sherwanda walkersh on 2011-10-20

see i bought a used computer from the goodwill and they didn't have a password. i have been trying to install updates, and software this computer want do anything without that password is there anything i can do to bypass that anything if you can help can you please tell me how to do this please.and if i have to make a file please tell me how to do that

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sathya (sathya189) said : #1

sathya suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1517: “installing software needs a password i enter mine and its not right what is password?”.

nancy lecroy (nancylecroy) said : #2

i bought this computer at a goodwill and its asking for a password and i dont have the password how do i get the password ?

nancy lecroy (nancylecroy) said : #3

i bought this computer at a goodwill and its asking for a password and i dont have the password how do i get the password ?

You need to reset/change your password please read

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow

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