have bought a second hand laptop with your system instaled cannot find password for it

Asked by joan on 2012-10-20

BOUGHT A SECOND HAND LAPTOP FROM E BAY YOUR SYSTEM IS INSTALLED ON IT IT IS PASSWORD PROTECTED CAN YOU HELP

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This is a frequently asked question see here https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shadow

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

First find out your user name. If you don't know already open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and enter

whoami

Next reset the password

There are a few methods (mostly similar) take a look at these

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

http://naveenubuntu.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/recover-login-password-of-ubuntu-1204.html

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