need authorative passwd.don't know old one

Asked by michael croghan on 2013-03-15

how do you change admin. passwd. to no passwd. Can't download video player ,need authorative passwd. old one unknown

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2013-03-16
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2013-03-17
Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

Do not change your admin password to no password. You need a password to administer the system and while it is possible to disable password requirement to log on I do not recommend it as you are more likely to forget it if you don't use it.

To set or reset your password see any of these

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

or here

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

or here

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/reset-your-forgotten-ubuntu-password-in-2-minutes-or-less

michael croghan (mcroghann76) said : #3

i'm also told theres no recovery file

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #4

1. Have you managed to reset your password? If not what error did you you get?

2. What do you mean by "recovery file"? Is this an error message and if so when do you see it?

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