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

Asked by sydney

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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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

Hi ,

the person ? what person ?

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


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

In the OS, in a terminal run:


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.

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xzx (cicos-lopez) said :

Thanks I'll try

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