admin. account password ? locked out...

Asked by Gregory M. Long on 2012-05-31

Admin. account password lost ? locked out... it is self explanatory....'LOL? Any way in?

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2012-05-31
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2012-05-31

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

passwd foo; reboot

change foo for your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in as your username with the new password.

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