forgot administrative password

Asked by Randy Becannon on 2012-06-17

i cant remember my administrative password

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2012-06-17
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2012-06-18
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Sam_ suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #356: “How do I reset my password in Ubuntu ?”.

primefalcon (primefalcon) said : #3

boot select recovery boot at the grub prompt, and select root

at the prompt type in passwd <usernname>

and you'll be prompted to enter a new username

however take note that if you are running an encrypted partition, this will not give access to that data, and nothing short of a brute force attack can do that..... which could take.... a significant amount of... time

primefalcon (primefalcon) said : #4

oops when I sad p[prompted for a new username I meant password

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