Password Recovery

Asked by Johnomran-gmail

Earlier this month I have re-installed UBUNTU 12.04 with new password. Unfortunaley I have lost the reminder for the new password as well as the installation disc. And now I can only logon as a gust. Is there any way of recovering the new password, or failing that, is possible to obtain an installation disc for UBUNTU 12.04

Best regards

Jaddo Omran?

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Filip Sohajek (filip-sohajek-deactivatedaccount) said :

in boot menu, choose recovery mode. Then choose root shell, and type :

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Best Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
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Eliah Kagan (degeneracypressure) said :

If you need other methods, you may also be interested in,, and

@Filip Sohajek
When resetting a password from recovery mode, usually it's necessary to remount the root filesystem as readwrite before running the passwd command (

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Johnomran-gmail (johnomran-gmail) said :

Hello Mark

I have done what you mhave suggested. It has worked. Thanks

Best regards

Jaddo Omran