how to reset my login admin password on ubuntu 11.10 32 bit

Asked by Keith Allen on 2012-01-08

i need to reset my login admin password on my older ubuntu 11.10 32 bit laptop. I cannot login or make changes as the one standard user since they are not a admin user.

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2012-01-08
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2012-01-08
Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #2

Hold shift at boot, select recovery mode then select root, then run:

passwd foo

change foo for your username, then run:

reboot

You can now login as foo with your new password

Keith Allen (keithallenusa) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.