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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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username/password lost,root password required for everything [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu 12.4 on my pc along with windows 7.when the installation was complete ,to login i had enter username and password which i entered during installation. i logined as guest but all ...
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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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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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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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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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Authentication password stopped working [duplicate]

So as stated above my authentication password "stopped working" a week ago. I ran through all the basic things like CAPS lock and making sure is was the right password. I've been reading up on how to ...
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Authentication password help [duplicate]

Hi my friend gave me has laptop about 2 months ago with ubuntu installed into it and i had no idea this software even existed but what i dont like about it is that for everything such as downloads ...
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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I'm working on a Ubuntu system using a Panasonic CF-50 Laptop. My Client has completely forgotten his Administrative Password. He doesn't even remember entering one; however it is there. I've tried ...

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