someone give me ubuntu with out a password

Asked by doug on 2012-03-01

I was give a desk top tower with out a pass word how can I re set it or over ride it

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2012-03-02
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2012-03-02
doug (doug-392007) said : #1

I try what ubuntu say to do but it won't do it

hold shift at boot. Select recovery mode, select root

you can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

change foo for your actual username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in with your password and have no issues. I suggest you inform the supplier that not only are blank passwords really dumb, they also make the OS not work.

doug (doug-392007) said : #3

when get in and type passwd it come up to root@,,,,-dell4600 then say enter new UNIX password; after that I can't type the new password or put numbers it like the key board is lock beside the entry key ..SO how can I change that password with the key board lock?????

thereis no feedback on the screen, just type away and it will work

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