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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I forgot my password to access my ubuntu 12.04. How can I reset it!??

Please help!

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askubuntu.com/questions/24006/… –  Dan Jan 2 '13 at 18:44
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Reboot your computer.
Press SHIFT at the grub prompt.
Select your image.
Highlight the line that begins kernel and press e to edit

Go to the very end of the line, change the ro to rw and add init=/bin/bash, press enter, then press b to boot your system. Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.

Type in passwd <username>
Set your password.
Type in reboot
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