Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to reset administrative password without the use of a “p” key.

So I do not know my administrative password. I read up on how to reset it by clicking left shift after the BIOS page upon start up. going to the recovery option, then root, then doing mount -o rw, ...
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How to remove the password of the SD card in ubuntu 12.04

I forgot the password of my micro SD card. How can i remove the password of the SD in ubuntu 12.04. I tried using system files in mobile but it did not successes.
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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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How to recover the root password on ubuntu server

I lost my root/super user password on Ubuntu server, i tried to boot in a "recovery mode", and choosed " drop to root shell", but it is always asks for: Give root password for maintenance (or type ...
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Password reset will not let me type

I tried doing the password reset but, when i went to enter in the new password it would not let me type. i went into the root section entered passwd and then my user-name and it went into the aria ...
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System won't boot into recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm new to the whole Linux thing. I bought the computer (HP envy M6) from a pawn shop under the impression it had Windows 8 installed, with a duel boot version of Linux. Not the case at all. It is ...
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bought off lease Dell, with ubuntu installed… need password [duplicate]

I had bought an off lease Dell with ubuntu pre-installed....whenever I try and update any updates to anything, it asks for a password, which I had never created. Nothing works...help, please? Thanks
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Reset Windows Password with Ubuntu Live CD

A friend brought me his PC with Windows Vista to reset the user password because he didn't use it for a long while and forgot his password. So I found a tutorial on how to reset the password by using ...
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Ecryptfs: lost passphrase

When I mounted some dir by mount -t ecryptfs private data I entered wrong password. I wrote data in this dir and now I can't mount it. I have no valid password and passphrase (know only the same), ...
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how to reset a lost admin password?

how can I reset a lost administrative password ,considering that Ubuntu and windows7 are both installed on the computer , considering also that "Boot up the machine,and after the BIOS screen, hold ...
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I've lost my root status [duplicate]

I created a new user and set its option to "root". Then I switched the option of the user which was activated to "standard" and closed the window. But now I can't login as the new user because I ...
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whats the problem with rarcrack?

I have installed Rarcrack but whats the issue with it I am not getting . here the code of the terminal root@ubuntu:~/sec# sudo apt-get install rarcrack Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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what rar password recovery tools are available?

Long ago I made an archive of images and protected it with a password but I have forgotten the password and I made many trails to crack it with my general combinations but failed. Are there any ...
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I accidentally deleted all admin accounts [13.04]

I accidentally deleted all admin accounts, I can only use Guest Account and I don't know my root password. How can I recover my Admin account?
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How Do I Reset my Ubuntu Password on a Laptop That Came with Windows 8 Pre-installed? [duplicate]

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed and uses UEFI (the successor to BIOS) by default. It has been working fine for me for a few months. I decided to install Ubuntu with the goal of a ...