Purchased used computer with ubuntu that is out of date and have no password

Asked by Shannon Pool on 2012-09-15

I have purchased a used computer with this Ubuntu but I was not given the password to be able to update the computer. I have also seemed to of lost my internet wifi program so that I can select the wifi that I want to use, but it still works as long as it can automatically connect.

Thanks

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Last query:
2012-09-15
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2012-09-16

Run:

whoami

This is your username. Reboot and hold SHIFT. Select recovery mode then select root. You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

Replace foo with your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now login as well as run admin tasks.

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