forgot password for ubuntu 9.10

Asked by Bill Moses on 2010-09-05

I have not used ubuntu in quite awhile and in the meantime I have forgotten my password. I can still log in because it was set for automatic log in. However now I am unable to update the system or download anything that is needed for a smooth operation of the Ubuntu.

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2010-09-05
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2010-09-05

HHold shift at boot, select recovery mode then select root. You can now run:

cd /home; ls

You can now see your username

You can now run:

passwd foo

and set your password (replace foo with your username). You can now log in as foo after a reboot

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