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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you install .exe file without wine [duplicate]

okay here is the situation. I received a computer from my dad he had installed Ubuntu. When he gave it to me he said there was no password.It keeps asking me for password but i don't know it and my ...
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How to reset password in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I wanted to reset password so I followed these steps : advance options in GRUB recovery mode root -> drop to root shell prompt but I can not enter password (username) and blah blah blah , because ...
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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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forgot my password in this new install of ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

i installed 10.04 and then did the upgrade to 12.04 LTS. when it had finished and all was installed i changed the username and the password to my duaghters name and put inher password. but i have now ...
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ubuntu password [duplicate]

I just got a computer from a friend of a friend. It has Ubuntu and an unauthorized version of Windows XP loaded on it. I want to be able to eventually get online with the computer; however, when it ...
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Why am I getting error essages when I am trying to change my password? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1520. I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. Actually, I forgot my password. Then I followed help directions to log in as root. After that I changed one password ...

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