How do I get a password for this computer if it was installed before purchase

Asked by sydney on 2012-09-09

When I bought this computer, the person installed Ubuntu program. I can't remove or delete anything without the password. How do I get the password for this computer?

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2012-09-09
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2012-09-09
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,

the person ? what person ?

Why you don't ask the person what is the password ?

Thanks

In the OS, in a terminal run:

whoami

Remember the username then reboot and hold SHIFT. Select recovery mode and select root. You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

replace foo for your username. Eg;

passwd andy; reboot

You can now use the new password.

xzx (cicos-lopez) said : #3

Thanks I'll try

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