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Ubuntu 2.86 passowrd problems

Okay,i just got a computer that has ubuntu 2.86 (I know it's old) and it has a user name and password set but I cant find out how to reset it.

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  • RyanV Aug 02, 2010

    Also I need to retrieve files from this computer I forgot to mention that it was my friends computer he gave it to me and now he wants some of the files off of it.

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Follow the steps bellow:
1) Press escape key (or shift key) during ubuntu bootup proccess ultil you see de grub menu (if you have a dual boot you'll always see it).
2) Choose to boot into recovery mode (it's frequently the second option).
3) Once that you're in the recovery menu choose to boot as root.
4) Once that you're logged into root shell write the following commands
ls /home (it will display a list of users registered in the computer)
passwd username (replace the word username with your userneme [or the])
(then you'll be asked for your new password)
exit
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Now you should be able to login using the username and password.
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Please leave a comment if you need further assistance.
Regards, Ekeagle777

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On a different computer, download the latest Ubuntu, and burn a CD-R. Boot your computer from that CD-R, and install the latest version. Choose an ID and password.

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  • ikkenom Oct 27, 2010

    > I need to retrieve files



    Boot from a UBUNTU disk -- it will 'mount' the disk-drive, so that you can access _all_ the files on the disk-drive.

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