Asked by Scott Riddell on 2012-07-25

I brought this notebook off ebay the previous owner forgot his password so i cant install anything. As i need the password. Ive followed the steps but when i try to type in the commands my keypad doesnt seem to enter the keys. Help very frustrated!!!!!

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The console doesn't give feedback when you type when sudo asks you for passwords. If you want to reset the password you can run:


to get your username then reboot and hold SHIFT. You can then select recovery mode, then root and run:

passwd foo; reboot

change foo for your username you gained earlier. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now use your new password to log in as well as authenticate admin tasks. I suggest you contact the seller to tell them where they slipped up

Scott Riddell (scott-riddell) said : #2

Thats just it i go to the recovery mode and then i cant type anything for some reason nothing happens when i type.

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