how to change the admnistrator PW on a laptop i am selling

Asked by Brian Baines on 2016-02-08

I wish to dispense for a nominal sum a no longer required Dell Latitude XT Laptop on to which I have installed Ubunto 14.04 LTS which works well.
I need to change the Admin password though. Which is currently common on my current mainframe computers.which I do not
want to change or loose.
Can some kind person explain how to please.
I am just a mechanical engineer and not very familiar with prog language and would appreciate the simplest explanation.

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2016-02-08
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2016-02-09

On the system you are selling, just run:

passwd

As the account you wish to change. You will need to enter the current password, then the new password twice.

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