Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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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 recover tools are available?

Long ago i have made my archive with images by protecting it with a password but I have forgot the password and I made many trails to crack it with my general combinations but failed. could somebody ...
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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 ...
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I forgot my ubuntu autheticate password! [duplicate]

I was trying to download GIMP on my computer,it asked for a autheticate password! of course I didn't know it,so I wasn't going to try to type it in if it was only going to say it was wrong What ...
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keyboard buttons are not working at the time of changing password

when i forget my admin user passwrd i use the way of recovery mode ,i got the step of changing passwrd successfully like this .........recovery mode/root/## mount -rw -o remount/ passwd /enter new ...
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Resetting forgotten phpmyadmin password

I recently installed LAMP on Ubuntu 13.04(32-bit) but forgot my phpMyAdmin password. How can I reset its password without re-installing it?
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User account password. Stuck in guest forever? [duplicate]

So, the thing is I created a new admin account, deleted the old one, but pressed "lock" before setting a password for it. Now I try to unlock it and it asks me for a password I've never set. I did ...
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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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Unable to log in and unable to reset the password [duplicate]

I was reading some blog and I found that I can manually start GUI by issuing this command sudo startx, so I did that. I did it in the terminal with the GUI already running. Now I'm unable to login to ...
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I forgot the password to a cbz/zip file

I forgot the password to a cbz file, which when I open it says it only contains empty pages, so i rename it to zip, since I read it will open anyway, and I enter what I supposed to be the password, ...
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New computer, already has Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just now got a new computer today from a friend. I have researched all the posts on Google to try to find out how to reset the root password since I do not know it and cannot get ahold of him. Tried ...
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How do i change the password of root, using webmin in one command line?

I have lost root password of one old server, where i can only have normal user login and via webmin login. Via webmin interface i have one option to execute command, i have been trying the following ...
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Password not accepted. How to reset? [duplicate]

I installed UBUNTU 12.04 LTS today. I had kept my password as "1317kmb".On restarting and updating it asks for password. when i use the above mentioned password, it does not accepts. I don't know why? ...
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Unable to log in

Although I've set up a username and password when I was installing Ubuntu 13.04, when I type inmy password it says it's incorrect although language is checked and my password's correct. What's wrong? ...
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How to change my password? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 through wubi file, where we set username & passwd preinstalling of Ubuntu,but now I couldn't login with my username even though I typed the correct password, as it is ...
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Password and username recover

I recently bought a IBM Thinkpad with Ubuntu. I do not know the password. I tried to change it by using the recovery method but when I'm prompted to enter the new password I can't enter anything ...
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How to save config change on chntpw and quit Terminal?

So, I used the chntpw to clear my Windows 8 Admin password, but it does not apply the change when I restart the computer. I read in some places that the config needs to be saved before closing the ...
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Password changed for no reason?

I'm having a problem logging into my computer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I am 100% sure I didn't change my password, although I tried typing it 100 times, it's not working. I restarted the computer, I ...
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New Password, please help! [duplicate]

I haven't used my linux computer in a couple of months because I went abroad, so I downgraded to be safe in case it got stolen; But the thing is I cannot log in because the password I believe to have ...
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can't log in after password change (ecryptfs)

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with one user using encrypted home. A while back I have changed by user password and then forgot it. I then made a backup of my files using Dustin's help to an external drive. I ...
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I reset password in the recovery mode, but still unable to login in ubuntu

I booted in recovery mode and then typed: mount -o rw,remount / passwd username I got numerous options, none of them worked. Then I type passwd and hit enter. It asked for new password, I reset the ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 not accepting password to change printers?

Ubuntu 11.10 not accepting root password to change printers. Keeps saying password may be invalid. Password works to unlock root user.
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How to export saved FTP password from GNOME Commander?

I am migrating to another computer. And I need saved FTP passwords from Gnome Commander which I was using for the connection. Where should I search for these password?
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How to remove or recover password from a LibreOffice document

I have 2 old documents in ODT format that I either made a typo or forgot the actual password for them. I want to recover the password or simply remove it. What steps (If available) are there to remove ...