Change Password

Asked by James Musser on 2012-12-18

I have 12.10 and want to change the password. In the website listed below they talk about looking for a boot menu that has a recovery mode. I can not find any such mode in the present version of boot menu used in12010. Please tell me which boot option I should use to get to the root shell prompt option.

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

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

If you know the password then you don't need to go into recovery mode. You can do it from a terminal

To change your own password press CTRL+ALT+T together and in the window that opens enter
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passwd
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Enter the your existing password then the new password twice.

to change spmebody elses password the command is

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sudo passwd foo
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replacing foo with the user name

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Agreed with @Warren Hill .

As for the grub menu (recovery mode) you have to hold down the [SHIFT] key during PC-BOOT until grub menu loads.

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