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I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and I forgot my root password. I know this shouldn't be a problem, since all you have to do is go into Recovery Mode and change the password.

Somehow, every time I go into the grub, the keyboard suddenly stops working, so I can't select Recovery Mode. I tried the arrow keys, enter, tab, e, everything, but it just boots into Ubuntu after 10 seconds. An answer would be greatly appreciated.

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Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/53353/… –  Kevin Bowen Aug 12 '13 at 20:20
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could be a hardware fault. Could you get into the BIOS before enter Grub? –  Radu Rădeanu Aug 12 '13 at 20:25
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