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So I just bought a used Sony vaio with the ubuntu operating system. I disabled my admit account thinking that when I powered up it would just go to the home screen. Now I can't log in. It recognizes my user name but not the password. How can I get passed the log in screen?

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marked as duplicate by user68186, Olli, Eric Carvalho, BuZZ-dEE, Avinash Raj Mar 2 at 11:30

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This has been answered before. Here is the solution. If this helps, please mark this question as answered.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword

In addition, this user went to great lengths to explain some caveats.

How do I reset a lost administrative password?

(Sorry to paste links rather than copy/paste the solution, but these are both from official help wikis, so I find them appropriate for this instance.)

Again, if this helps, please mark this question as answered.

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