Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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Need to reset password, can't bring up grub2

I purchased a new dell laptop preloaded with ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I need to reset my password. However, I can't bring up the grub2 menu to enter recovery mode (holding down shift during boot up does ...
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How to boot into recovery mode on Ubuntu on chromebook

When I set up Ubuntu on my HP Chromebook 14 again after breaking it, I forgot that the admin password had to be 4 digits and set it as 1 (the password was just 1) since I don't really need a password ...
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How do i recover my password in ubuntu [duplicate]

My dad has forgotten his Password. He knows his username. We have tried every thing and he needs that account. Is there anything he/we can do to reset/retrieve the password? We have read way to do ...
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help with Ubuntu 14.04

i have downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 14.04 I put it on to a disk to upload on to my laptop but once it started to upload it asked my to make a username and password to continue once I have done that it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on VMWare doesn't accept password [duplicate]

I install Ubuntu 12.04 on VMWare. It works about month. But now it doesn't accept password. Password correct 100%. What should i do?
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how to reset your password when it doesn't recognize your username

Hidy ho all, I have an ubuntu virtual machine, and I cannot remember my password. I followed the steps here:How do I reset a lost administrative password? but when I enter my username, it says the ...
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I forgot my password Lubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to update de apps of my computer but I need the password and i forgot it. Please help me.
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Retrieving User Password [duplicate]

I have been running Ubuntu on my daughters laptop for a while, she has changed her user password and has promptly forgotten it. how do I go about recovering the password as she is the only ...
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can't log in on 14.10 after normal shut down

I can't log in on 14.10 after a normal shut down from the menu. I booted up as normal, entered my phrase, Ubuntu boots to login screen, I enter my password, screen goes blank and I am back at the log ...
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What to do when Ubuntu One (Launchpad.net) forgotten password confirmation code is unknown?

I went to Ubuntu One (Launchpad) login, entered my email and password, was told the combo was not right (I'm pretty sure it is right), used the "forgot password" option to have it send me a ...
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windows hibernation mount isssues, attempting to reset lost password [duplicate]

to make a long story short, I've lost a sheet of paper that had a password that i changed. i am attempting to use Ubuntu to reset the password. I've seen various instructions to do this, as well as ...
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Vodafone Webbook password

forgot the password on Vodafone webbook and followed the post to reset password but not able to go pass step 4. Vodafone Webbook The system does not want to mount to \dev\mmcblk0p3\mnt . Im not even ...
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Default Keyring password in Netbook remix

I am using Ubuntu Netbook remix. I can login to but get a prompt for default keyring password. I forgot the password. Is there any way to reset it or stop the prompt for default keyring password? My ...
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Can't use sudo commands after removing the user password [duplicate]

I was searching for a way to disable sudo password promot , then I found a command to remove the user password sudo passwd -d username but after I wrote it and try to make sudo commands it asks for ...
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How To Reset The Ubuntu server Password [duplicate]

I lost My Ubuntu Server password and I don't know what to do. So I posted this question on AskUbuntu
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Can not excute commands with sudo

I forgot Ubuntu user password, after referring articles on how to reset user password, I could reset the password for the user. passwd menuka from the recovery mode. However, I tried the new password ...
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Resetting a Win 8 Password Using Ubuntu [duplicate]

A friend of my husband and me died in Feb 2013 and left his all of his tangible possessions to my husband. Our friend had just purchased a new HP laptop with the Win 8 OS installed on it. This laptop ...
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Ubuntu won't accept password

I have a notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 installed... My user is set to auto login, but everytime I need to input the password (for installing applications for example), it won't accept the actual ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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How can I recover the password of an encrypted Home folder?

I forgot my encryption password and now can't access my laptop. I have tried using the command line to remove it, and the bootloader. The home folder is blocked by the encryption code. Is there a ...
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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 ...