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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset?

Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset? Then everyone can reset my root password!
0
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1answer
70 views

What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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2answers
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What should I do to avoid my roommate from changing my password through using system recovery mode .?

He did this last time when I left my laptop at room. Opened the system recovery mode from advanced Ubuntu options and changed the password using 'passwd usrname ' command.Is there anything I can do ...
0
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2answers
293 views

Adding NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers doesn't work

On 14.04 here. I SSHed into my machine, added the following line to /etc/sudoers: myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL And then tried running: sudo mkdir /etc/blah ...and I'm being asked for my password. ...
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1answer
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how do I install myself as owner in 14.04? [duplicate]

How do I install myself as owner? The system keeps telling me I'm not authorized. I put in my profile but that didn't seem to do anything.
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0answers
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I don't want other administrator to change my password [duplicate]

I have one administrator account in my system which named as "admin". One more admin account called "test". I don't want test account to reset "admin" account and root account password in my system. ...
0
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0answers
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How to gain root access to UEC image?

When openstack creates an instance from a UEC image (using precise amd64), the SSH public key is successfully injected via cloud-init and I'm able to ssh into the instance via the ubuntu account, but ...
0
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0answers
56 views

When I tried installing Google Chrome, it asked me for a root password

I just got Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop. When I installed Google Chrome, it asked me for a "root password". I tried my own password for my account and it didn't work. Then I searched for a way to ...
1
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1answer
471 views

How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
2
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0answers
100 views

lock screen asks for root password which I never set

I recently installed Ubuntu server on my server and I found out it had no gui by default. So I installed that with the help of this page Everything seemed to be fine so I started copying some files ...
2
votes
1answer
218 views

How do I reset or recover my root password?

I have forgotten my root password after changing it. Is there a way to recover or reset it. I really do not want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
0
votes
2answers
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
0
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2answers
86 views

Password-less Ubuntu install?

When you run Ubuntu as a live boot you are able to install programs etc. without a password, but when you have installed it you have to choose a password and you have to put it in everytime you want ...
1
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1answer
768 views

Changed root password on my server, now can't login anymore

I decided to change the root password that came preset on a fresh DigitalOcean server (ubuntu 12.04). I used the first answer to this post: How to change root password in ubuntu? which is: sudo -i ...
2
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1answer
407 views

sudo asks for root password but expects user in sudoers?

I have the root account enabled. I have degraded the user (say kenneth) to a standard account and I have set the Defaults rootpw flag in sudoers. When I use sudo it correctly prompt for root ...
3
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1answer
224 views

Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
1
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0answers
22 views

root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
0
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2answers
392 views

On each sudo command I get [sudo] password for root:

I have run a script https://github.com/starlilyth/Linux-PoolManager to install it and I have run into the situation where on each sudo command I get the prompt: [sudo] password for root: the ...
0
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3answers
68 views

Quit from the middle of password setting process

I try to check whether my root has password or not. I run this command; sudo passwd root Later on it responses as; Enter new UNIX password: Based on that response, I have an indication that my ...
0
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2answers
128 views

How do i reset root password [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted all admine accounts and when i create a new account it asks for root password i looked up on the internet and i edited the grub menu and typed rw inti=/bin/bash i also tried ...
0
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2answers
67 views

Can we set the root without password?

Suppose that I had set the root password before with ssh key. Hereinafter, I want to let the root without password. Is there a way to do that? Thank you
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Run a specific program as root without asking for password everytime [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run ...
0
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1answer
201 views

unable to install softwares or update ubuntu12.04 LTS due to root password

I am unable to update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS due to root password. I have set a password for admin during installing ubuntu but after that I had changed my admin account to standard account. After changed ...
2
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2answers
231 views

What is meant by “no password set” for root account (and otthers)?

Several years back, we were more accustomed to changing to the root account using the su command. First, we switched to the root account, and then executed those root commands. Now we are more ...
0
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2answers
2k views

13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
0
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1answer
589 views

root password not recognized

I got kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, but everytime I try t update, install or something like that it does not recoginze my password, here is what the konsole says... ernesto@neto-desktop:~$ sudo ...
3
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1answer
617 views

Ubuntu won't let me enter my root password

When I was installing a program, it said that I needed to run it as a normal account rather than an administrator account, and so, being the inexperienced person that I am, changed my account to ...
0
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1answer
39 views

how to stop administrative password change

It is extremely easy in ubuntu to change the administrator password by using the recovery console and dropping to root. Is there any way to stop a root user from changing the administrative password?
3
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3answers
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What is the default root password when was never set at installation time? [duplicate]

On a standard desktop installation, I created my administrative and user login. Further with some applications, the system ask for the root password. So my question is: What will be the default ...
0
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2answers
79 views

Installing apps programs etc

Im new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install apps etc, but it keeps asking for authentication. I don't where or how to create a password. I've had a look in system settings but no joy
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1answer
99 views

I need clarification on ROOT password

Recently I was attempting a terminal command using sudo. I thought it wanted my administrative password, but it really wanted ROOT... Which I have forgotten or screwed up....so my objective failed. I ...
0
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0answers
25 views

When I go in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the password doesn't work [duplicate]

I can't do commands in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6. When I do a command, it asks me my password. When I write it, it doesn't work. I've tried it enough times to know that it's broken/there's a problem.
0
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2answers
163 views

Unable to use mount -rw

I forgot my password to the root account, I have autologin enabled so I can use it, but unable to make changes in it. After searching and searching I found a "solution" which does not work for me at ...
0
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1answer
593 views

After changing password, cannot log in

I lost the password to my old laptop, and after reading, I found out how to change it using the text interface. I successfully changed my password to my root user, but now instead of telling me ...
1
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1answer
73 views

Switching from side by side Ubuntu to main OS on Lenovo laptop

I am loving Ubuntu and I would like to switch from Ubuntu 12.10 side by side with Win7 to Ubuntu as the sole OS (and eventually run Win7 via virtualbox). After I backup everything, wipe the entire ...
4
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2answers
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Standards accounts are able to get root access using sudo without password request

I have installed a particular software using the installer present using the command sudo ./install.sh. After the installation now all the accounts on my ubuntu laptop can gain root access by ...
2
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4answers
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Root password needed

When I first installed Ubuntu 13.04 from a USB stick I was asked to fill in for user username and password so I set one on my own. When I run Ubuntu I click log in but it automatically logs me in as ...
0
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1answer
268 views

Administrative password not accepted

My password works when I log on, and it works when I'm in Terminal and I am accessing Root. The problem is when I try to install a Lexmark S405 printer driver in Terminal I'm asked for the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

ubuntu 13.04 failed to start any GUI application as root

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 in family machine, and I faced strange problem even though my sudo password is correct, I cannot start any GUI application (i.e. bleachBit (as root)) as a root, the ...
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1answer
112 views

What Password do you Use When you're Installing Software on a Virtual Machine running 13.04?

I am using Windows 8 and through virtualbox I am running 13.04 and it would be just great if I could actually use it for what I wanted it: installing and running GNU Octave. I can't seem to because ...
0
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1answer
366 views

I need a root password to access my drives, how to install 13.04?

My PC crashed a week ago and by using Multi Bios I found I could "Try Or Install Ubuntu". I have never used this before and every time I try to access my drives it says I need a root password or I ...
7
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5answers
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How to change root password in ubuntu?

I am trying to change root password in my Ubuntu system. This is what I did: ashot@ashot-desktop:~$ sudo passwd root passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged ...
1
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1answer
93 views

Difficult Problem - I'll Try To Explain [duplicate]

OK, so my husband and I have had Ubuntu 13.04 I believe for about a week now, or whenever they released it. Yesterday, turn on the computer and his "user" and everything with it, was gone. Mine, still ...
0
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1answer
309 views

Cannot update .ICEauthority, do not have permission to remove/change, cannot resolve host!

I've seen this question asked many times before, and tried every single solution I found, yet none of them solved this problem. All my programming/computing knowledge comes from copying the solutions ...
1
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3answers
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sudo su fails with 'Unable to change to sudoers gid :operation not permitted.' fault [closed]

I have installed ubuntu and now I want to install flex. It asks for password but when I type my password, it asks me the password for root. When I enter the password which I had specified during ...
0
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3answers
31k views

how to find out root password [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu desktop 13.04 I need the root access and need to know the root password During installation, I left it blank. How can find out my root password ? Thanks. somner
0
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1answer
191 views

How to set password for administrator account created without password? [duplicate]

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and so far I didn't have problems with it. Until I decided to make a stupid mistake of messing with the Compiz settings and making the GUI disappear. I made some ...
2
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0answers
133 views

Prevent that TrueCrypt gets Administrator rights

If I try to open a TrueCrypt drive, TrueCrypt asks me for my administrator-password (also when I am a normal user). I know, that i can prevent this password-asking by editing the sudoers file = giving ...