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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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1answer
133 views

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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1answer
205 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.
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0answers
94 views

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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1answer
61 views

How to Use Ubuntu when you have no access to previous owners password [duplicate]

I have an old gateway420gr that I was hoping to use as my computer crashed. I been unable to get past authenticity issues as I don't know the original owners passwd. I can't access the internet via a ...
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2answers
259 views

How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 ...
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2answers
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How I can acess GRUB menu of ubuntu 10.04?

My GRUB menu vanished, and I cannot access it with left SHIFT. When I press the left SHIFT I see opening GRUB and then the desktop menu. I need it urgently because I lost my password.
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1answer
735 views

How to reset or recover password without Grub?

Using Ubuntu 10.04. Yesterday, I removed the password on one user so that my mother could access my computer. When I tried putting the same password back, I was unable to unlock the user settings to ...
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5answers
57k views

How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)?

I need to reset my password. I have followed these steps: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? However, then I go to "root" or "netroot" recovery options, it tells me: Give root ...
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2answers
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How can I bring up the GRUB menu?

I installed ubuntu as a dual boot system with Windows 7. I was on my user account earlier today and I changed the password. I shut down the computer and tried to re-login but I totally forgot the new ...