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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 '14 at 11:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

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

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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