Question about ValuSoft Ubuntu Linux for PC, Mac, Linux
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.
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)
Now you should be able to login using the username and password.
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In Ubuntu 9.04 click on the main icon and select Restart.
- If Ubuntu is the only operating system on your computer you'll need to tap the ESC key as the system boots.
- If you have a dual boot or multiple-boot system the menu should appear on its own.
- At the root level you'll get a boot menu. Select the one that says "recovery mode" and press Enter.
- Ubuntu continues to load until you reach the Recovery Menu.
- Arrow down to "
" which states Drop to root shell prompt with networking and press Enter.
- Now, at the root type "
" (where username is the account whose password you want to change) and press Enter.
- You'll be prompted to
enter a new password
- You will not see the password or any evidence that you are typing.
- Retype the password. If both passwords match you'll have successfully reset your password.
- Press Enter to continue booting into Ubuntu.
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