How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password?
I lost my Ubuntu user account password...
I saw some other questions on this topic that had answers telling me to restart the computer, press the left shift key after BIOS, go to root, type
passwd myusername and all this other stuff, but none of that worked. After I typed a new password and retyped it, it gave me an error message saying something like "Authentication Manipulation Error." There was another question complaining about this, but there weren't any useful answers that worked. Does anybody know of a way for me to retrieve or reset my password? Am I doing something wrong with that method I mentioned?