Change Password

Asked by James Musser

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.

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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said :

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
Enter the your existing password then the new password twice.

to change spmebody elses password the command is

sudo passwd foo

replacing foo with the user name

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

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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