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Offline Latinsista

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Reset Supervisor Password
« on: February 26, 2010, 02:07:45 PM »
I have a Dell netbook w/8.04 Ubuntu.  I cannot set up anything because it wil not recognize the password I put in at first.  Is there a way I can reset the supervisor password? Thanx

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Reset Supervisor Password
« on: February 26, 2010, 02:07:45 PM »

Offline joe12

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Re: Reset Supervisor Password
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 02:30:48 PM »
Hi

-make sure that your using your Language  go system ,perfen's and Languages

hope it helps
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« Last Edit: February 26, 2010, 02:46:57 PM by joe12 »

Offline gg234

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Re: Reset Supervisor Password
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010, 03:12:42 PM »
Try this

Ubuntu for instance, offer a specific boot menu entry where it is stated "Recovery Mode" or "Single-User Mode". If this is your case, selecting this menu entry will boot your machine into single user mode, you can carry on with the next part. If not, you might want to read this part.

Using GRUB, you can manually edit the proposed menu entry at boot time. To do so, when GRUB is presenting the menu list (you might need to press ESC first), follow those instructions:

    * use the arrows to select the boot entry you want to modify.
    * press e to edit the entry
    * use the arrows to go to kernel line
    * press e to edit this entry
    * at the end of the line add the word single
    * press ESC to go back to the parent menu
    * press b to boot this kernel

The kernel should be booting as usual (except for the graphical splash screen you might be used to), and you will finally get a root prompt (sh#).

Here we are, we have gained root access to the filesystem, let's finally change the password.
2. Changing root password

As root, changing password does not ask for your old password, therefore running the command:

# passwd

will prompt you for your new password and will ask you to confirm it to make sure there is no typo.

That's it, you can now reboot your box and gain root access again

Offline joe12

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Re: Reset Supervisor Password
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 03:44:43 PM »
good way to do it gg234  ::)

joe12