Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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How do I prevent others from resetting my admin password in (X)ubuntu 14.04?

I was shocked to discover that my password could be easily reset via the command line. Does that mean anybody with physical access to my machine could reset the password and read the encrypted ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 not accepting valid password and recovey mode is not available

I am having problem in booting either Ubuntu or Windows 7 in dual boot system with correct password. Not able to get even the 'recovery mode' as 'Advanced option Ubuntu' also taking me to the page for ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Lost my password, but can login to main account because automatic login was enabled. Any suggestion to recover my account? [duplicate]

I can login to my account, see my desktop and access the files. But unable to install applications and run updates because I can't remember the last password I've entered while resetting it.
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Can not Install on a Dell Latitude laptop --

The laptop always boots winXP and requests an Administrator password. I went into the setup where I attempted to reset all passwords and the start up order but the Admin password is still demanded. ...
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Forget Authentication/System Password [duplicate]

How to change the authentication (i forget the current password) password?
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Unable to logging in to ubuntu root

I am trying to connect my machine to internet. It is showing the following message System policy prevents modification of network setting for all users. An application is attempting to perform ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu touch

I have install Ubuntu-touch on my Nexus 5 and everything worked alright. Until today I had set up a 4 digit locking password, that worked. I changed it to a "regular password" but once changed I could ...
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Administrative Password doesn't work after it changed by GUI

I am new to Linux. I have changed my administrative password by GUI (under user accounts setting). But Now its not accepting my password. It says wrong password try again. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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How to reset my password in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I am not able to install any software because it is not accepting my password. However I am able to log in to my account using the same password on my pc.
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When I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 terminal did not recognize password [closed]

When I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, my terminal password no longer worked.
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I've changed my login by manual editing the /etc/passwd and my former password is not recognised

I've modified the /etc/passwd by changing manualy mickey to mike such as: mike:x:1000:25357:mike:/home/mickey:/bin/bash Unfortunately, when I'm trying to log as mike, my former password in not ...
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Anyway to bring back encrypted home information [duplicate]

Recently forgot my password? And I've tried to reset the password. The problem is that the home direct is encrypted. So there is no way to log in through new password. Cannot remember old password ...
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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)' ...
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password recovery while os is running [duplicate]

When I start my PC , then ubuntu is not asking for password. But when I want to install any software , at that time, it is asking for password, Therefore I lost my password. How to recover my ...
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How to fix authentication password, when password is rejected?

When I try to upgrade, I am prompted for authentication password. I enter the password I have set, but I receive a message saying it is incorrect. The same thing happens when I am prompted to "unlock" ...
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Kubuntu Root Password [duplicate]

I've been running Kubuntu for about a month now, still learning. All of a sudden as of about two days ago, if I try to install or update software using Muon, it asks for the root password. I'm ...
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How can I use sudo after locking my password?

I was reading about passwordless authentication with ssh. So I made a key and published it to my Ubuntu server, and it worked well. Then decided to lock my password with passwd -l lucas, and I was ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have problems with the password

In the installation process I choose to boot without a password (automatically).It works fine. But when I try to install software over the Software-Center I'm beeing asked for a password. But I have ...
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Is it possibe to view a forgotten admin password?

My ubuntu pc is setup to auto login, so since I never have to type my password, I've forgotten it. Now, normally I'd just reset it, but I used that password for another online service, and I want to ...
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How do I access the recovery menu

I want to change my root password but I am not able to access the recovery menu. I followed the steps given here. I choose the advanced option from the grub menu and then the recovery mode, but after ...
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Not able to login through root user [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . During installation on my Windows PC using VMWARE Player, it asked a username and I provided one. But now after successful installation, I also want to login as the ...
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Boot problem 12.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

Good morning to all. I cannot make my system boot. I went into recovery mode and I always get the same message: The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen graphics card and ...
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Can't load GRUB menu on MacBook 1,1

I have a first-generation MacBook that I had turned into a single boot Ubuntu (13.04) machine sometime last year. I pulled it out for the first time in a while, and found I had forgotten the password. ...
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Lost Password, Problems with Downloading anything except simple thingls like word documents, prsentations and pictures [duplicate]

I lost my password for my Ubuntu account. I recently moved here from XP and have no idea what to do. I'm an youtuber and need a recording software.The account with my password was the administrator ...
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Cannot access master account [duplicate]

I hope i'll be able to explain this well, so pls bear with me... Firstly, I got Ubuntu 12.4 I forgot the password for my admin account, so i changed it in thhe grub- in recovery mode. after i've been ...
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Reset Administrative Forgotten Password? [duplicate]

I forgot my administrative password, and I already tried going into recovery mode, where I selected the "Drop to root shell prompt." I did the method of typing: "passwd " but then I get the ...
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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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Backup and restore user passwords

Is it possible to make a file copy to backup users password and then restore them by copying them back? It seems that the file in question is /etc/shadow as per ...
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Can't access recovery mode, for dual booting comp, by holding shift

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB. I cannot get my (username - password) combination to work even though I'm 100% sure I typed them in correctly when installing via Wubi. I read this ...
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How to Retrieve Password? [duplicate]

I cannot upgrade to 14.04 since it requires authentication. How come my password is always denied when in fact i have not changed it so far? how can i retrieve my password when there is no option of ...
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Trouble Resetting Root password [duplicate]

I am having trouble resetting the root password using all but the most drastic of ways but I am still unable to change it! The error message is as follows: Sorry password does not match (even when ...
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Why won't Ubuntu let me log in?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 but after installation I cannot log in with my password. I tried the tried-and-tested route of resetting a password (rebooting into root console, remounting / with rw, ...
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User name recover from cosole

I have "The system is running in low-graphics mode" problem and I tried the recovery mode (Recovery Mode/failsafeX) and it didn't work. It happened after and update I searched for a solution and ...
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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.
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Forgot ubuntu passwords and would like to start fresh [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on a Windows Vista laptop last year, didn't use it much and now am trying to update to newer version and run other updates that it lists, but it asks for my password and I have no ...
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How to set a password on recovery mode in GRUB

Any one can reset the root and other user's password by going in recovery mode. SO I want that on the recovery option GRUB require a password to enter in recovery mode. But user can login UBUNTU ...
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Password not recognized [duplicate]

I updated the Ubuntu version, and when I enter my old password the screen goes black and goes back again prompting my password once more. The password is correct as the "wrong password" message does ...
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passwd : Authentication Token Manipulation Error

I couldn't use the command mount -rw -o remount / . This command asks for sudo password and then when i typed my password, it shows Your password has expired. It is almost a deadlock now. Somebody ...
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I've lost my secuity password [duplicate]

I've lost the main password to my computer and can only boot from C.D how do I reset it to access my computer from itself?
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How do you reset your password for thunderbird?

I am trying to set up a Thunderbird account, but it keeps telling me that my password is wrong. When I went to Edit/Preferences/Security/Passwords, I discovered my suspicions were correct. But I think ...
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I want to reset every password [duplicate]

I started my Ubuntu based laptop after 2 years and now I forgot every single password, when I try to install anything, I am prompted to type authentication password. Can any one me? I want to reset ...
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Reseiting forgotten admin password on ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I have dual booted my pc with win7 and ubuntu 13.10.Now I have forgotten my admin password on ubuntu 13.10. How to retrieve/reset the password?I tried mount -rw -o remount/ command but manipulation ...
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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 ...
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How to recover forgtten password [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password. And now while trying to recover it using recovery mode I am not able to do so. When i uses the command >ls /username its doesn’t show anything except oem. how can i reset ...
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How Do I Share A File With Other Users?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and i shared a file call SET. When I Open The GUI, and click on browse network and press HARSHITA-HP-PROB it takes me to Then i press SET and it asks for a password which ...
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I was trying to change my password, on my user account and accidently pressed enter too fast. Im running 12.04LTS

Im running in 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron Mini 910 - with default specks. I really just need to get this fixed. When I use the sudo passwd root command, it still says I cant change it, the account is ...
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How to recover password from ubuntu installed on sd card?

I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 ARM installed on the SD Card. System was working on beaglebone black. The image was installed following instructions in this wiki page: ...
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ubuntu does not log in after I reset my password

I lost my Ubuntu password for my laptop (samsung np nf310). I found a lot of informations to recover it on askubuntu and other sites on internet, here just two of them: How do I reset a lost ...