I need help with my user's password and how to reset it.

Asked by cody jones on 2013-01-31

I am using the Ubuntu and i forgot my main user's password and i cant download things i need cuz it pops up and asks me to enter my password "Authenicate" it and i dont know how to reset my password to make a new one please help i need it for school!

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Boot from recovery mode and click root
after that , give this command to make the system read-write
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mount -o rw,remount /
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then give this command to reset your password
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passwd username
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where username = your actual username ,
it will ask you twice for new password , confirm and reboot the system with

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reboot
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Thanks

Source: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/206154
Second source: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Love the covering remount :-D

Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) said : #3

Am Donnerstag, den 31.01.2013, 03:55 +0000 schrieb cody jones:
> New question #220631 on Aptdaemon:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+question/220631
>
> I am using the Ubuntu and i forgot my main user's password and i cant download things i need cuz it pops up and asks me to enter my password "Authenicate" it and i dont know how to reset my password to make a new one please help i need it for school!

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword

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