given of system with UBUNTU onboard, no passwd

Asked by Laura Potts

Have tried solutions listed on this site, have failed. made an UBUNTU disk,( it is newer than what is loaded.) Could not change password that way either. if I install the new version will it overwrite current user/passwd? Don't know what to do.

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john (no2498) said :
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look for how to find lost password ive seen it im still new also some what too

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Best john (no2498) said :
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and yes it will over wright the old pass word you set your own

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Tom (tom6) said :
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Hi :)

I bookmarked this link ages ago
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Laura Potts (ma-pottsy) said :
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Tom, I tried Psychocats link, it asked for root password. and John, I tried the solve posted on the site too, keep getting busy and password unchanged . Thanks for the input, I will try to install the newer version and hope to set my own password and login so I don't have to worry about it. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Tom (tom6) said :
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Laura

Please can you use the new Ubuntu Cd as a Live Cd?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

Use the mouse right-clicks to copy&paste this command onto a command-line

sudo fdisk -l

where " -l" is a lower-case " -L" and paste the results into here. Note that Firefox on the top taskbar of the LiveCd's desktop should be able to surf the internet into here quite easily. This should give us quite a lot of useful info to use to help you

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Laura Potts (ma-pottsy) said :
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Thanks for the help. I installed the newer version and everything is great now.

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Laura Potts (ma-pottsy) said :
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Thanks john, that solved my question.

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Tom (tom6) said :
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Nicely done & congrats :))
Welcome to linux-land, especially the Ubuntu corner of it
Regards from
Tom :)