i cant access to my administrator account cause i deleted my password

Asked by tofarr on 2012-02-13

 i tryed the reeboot and in thiar i got when i put in root chgpasswd sumthing about cannot lock /etc/group

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu3.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.28-generic 3.0.17
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Feb 13 02:41:48 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-25 (111 days ago)

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2012-02-17
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2012-02-13

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Hold shift at boot and select recovery mode, then select root. You can now run:

passwd name

And switch name for your actual username, you can then set your password and run:

reboot You can now log in as your username and new password.

tofarr (toddfarrow) said : #3

ok i got it but to do the fix it was not geting fixst in the holding down the shift kee, i got it repaired in recovery be for i log on i went and chekt the recovery kee and then i found the passwd chang comand and that took it thair thanks .