forgot password for my unbuntu linux 10.04

Asked by John Neufeld on 2012-12-09

forgot password for my unbuntu linux 10.04, so I can no longer log into the system.

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Sam_
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2012-12-26
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2012-12-26
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2012-12-09
drew fannin (drew99-1) said : #1

" Recovery " Should work. >> Used Google. :) Try it.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Sam_ suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #356: “How do I reset my password in Ubuntu ?”.

Lucid only has 6 months support left, I suggest you upgrade soon.

This will help:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

John Neufeld (jwneufeld) said : #4

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

I used the above link to try to solve the problem. I tried resetting my password and user name. Everything seemed ok , but when I rebooted the computer I was not able to enter the password. I was typing with cursor in the password box, but no characters or dots appeared in the box. It seems as though I was on the right track, but was not able to login. I have a dual boot system with windows vista as the other operating system. Please help

John Neufeld (jwneufeld) said : #5

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.