i forgot my password for ubuntu10.11?

Asked by Mujahid Akbar on 2011-11-14

i forgot my password for ubuntu 10.11. how can i recover it?

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Solved by:
Enrico "eNry" Carafa
Solved:
2011-11-19
Last query:
2011-11-19
Last reply:
2011-11-15
mycae (mycae) said : #1

As the passwords are sent through a one way "encryption" (actually a hash function -https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Cryptographic_hash_function), this is not recoverable.

However, you can reset it.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

I've answered you here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow/+question/178734

Don't open the same question.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

Its not at all easy to recover a password otherwise it would make it easy for people to crack your PC but I can be reset. You have already had two links on how to do it so I wont add another one.

Thanks Enrico "eNry" Carafa, that solved my question.