Unknown Administrative Password

Asked by Lee John on 2012-06-28

I have no idea the administrative password,because this computer was given to me, how do i reset or get the pass key?

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Reboot the system and hold SHIFT, select recovery mode and select root. Then run:

passwd foo; reboot

change foo for the username you use.Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in with your password and complete admin tasks. I suggest you tell the person who gave you the system that they needed to tell you the password and that you had to do all this stuff.

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 ?”.

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