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I forgot my password Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I travelled from South America and I installed my old HDD and I forgot my Sudo Password. Please help me in retrieving it. Thank You.
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2answers
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Unable to log in and unable to reset the password [duplicate]

I was reading some blog and I found that I can manually start GUI by issuing this command sudo startx, so I did that. I did it in the terminal with the GUI already running. Now I'm unable to login to ...
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1answer
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Forgot password and can't access GRUB menu [duplicate]

I forgot my username and password so I can't log on. I have seen how to load a recovery boot from the grub menu, but I can't access mine. It says press esc, but I've tried at least 50 million times ...
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1answer
174 views

Lost password, recovery mode doesn't help [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a old Ubuntu laptop that he wants to put back into use, but since it has been some time since he used it he has forgotten his password. I've looked up how to change but none of ...
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1answer
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forgot password for another one user account created in my system, how to solve it? [duplicate]

I have two user accounts and forgot one user's password. I have tried to reset it from the boot menu. After selecting recovery mode I have selected Drop to root shell prompt option but then it asked ...
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1answer
137 views

User name and password changes [duplicate]

After getting "can not write bytes : broken pipe" message and being unable to boot, I reloaded 12.04, my user name had some upper case letters in it and I was unable to log in. Maybe the password ...
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1answer
96 views

I forgot my sudo password and I need to change it with the terminal [duplicate]

I have got a computer running Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I can't change it via grub.
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1answer
93 views

Don't know password, how do I set a new one? [duplicate]

I have been using UbuntuLKB 17 for almost half a year now, and recently, when attempting to download updates, am prompted for a password. I never set a password for Ubuntu. I've read similar threads ...
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1answer
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I forgot my Ubuntu user password [duplicate]

I have only one user and my grub boot menu also won't load so I don't know any other way to change password
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0answers
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Password recovery - usual options fail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? Ubuntu 12.04 1) Used the recovery menu to get to a root terminal: a) mount -o ...
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0answers
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Recovering Password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? My sister gave me her Mini inspiron 1010 with ubuntu 8.04 that she bought in the ...
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0answers
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I don't remember my Update Manager Password! [duplicate]

Unlike what I read here, that a password is no longer needed for Update Manager, my ubuntu IS asking me for a password and I don't remember it! I'm in a mess here because without an update a lot of ...
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Locked out of administrator account and do not remember root password (password was manually set for root) [duplicate]

I was writing a script to help force myself to go to bed. It had two parts, first, it would lock my account at 11PM using crontab. Then, I added a unlock if statement that was supposed to unlock the ...
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0answers
21 views

help with authentication password [duplicate]

When I try to install or remove software it asks for an authentication password but I don't have a password and never set one so how do I reset the password
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0answers
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Help me recover my SU password for Kubuntu 14 [duplicate]

PLEASE HELP ME, PEOPLE I enter my Kubuntu 14 system normally, but now I need my SU password, which I have forgotten. I HAVE TRIED to enter so called Ubuntu OS menu pressing left or double SHIFT ...

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