Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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How can I give my account admin powers again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i give Admin permissions to my account? When I installed Ubuntu I used a password and "admin" type account. But accidentally I changed it's type to "standard". ...
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Why does clicking 'Shutdown' from Menu only log me off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out Whenever I click 'Shutdown' from the menu it just logs me off. I have no accounts (Exept from Guest, but I keep it logged off) logged ...
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Locked out after using usermod

After trying to change my password with usermod -p <new password> <username> ( which seemed to work but didn't give any messages ) I found I could not log in using either my old or new ...
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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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sort of locked out [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I only have the user set up when I installed Ubuntu 12.10. I don't need a password and I want it to log in without ...
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How do I reboot from the recovery console?

I run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I've managed to reset my password in recovery mode, by editing the parameters according to these instructions on Superuser.com. Summarizing my steps: I changed ...
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How can I access data on a computer without knowing the login password?

There are a number of files (photos, stories, poetry... etc.) on a computer that I need to retrieve. Is there any way to get around the login procedure or to get to my files without the password? Any ...
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How can I reset my forgotten password in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I forgot my password to access my ubuntu 12.04. How can I reset it!?? Please help!
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How to recover password without restart

So I recently installed Ubuntu on this computer, I just started using it today for the 2nd time, I needed to install some video plugins to use for the web and it asked me for a password. I do not ...
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Cannot reset my password

I cannot reset my password I'm kinda stuck... I tried resetting my password with the recovery mode but it says error! Does anybody know how to solve my problem??? I also could upload some ...
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where can I delete the password cache in krusader in xubuntu?

I have installed krusader under Xubuntu and there I stored an ssh-password in the cache. Now the password changed, and I have no option to re-enter the password. krusader only tells me, that the ...
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How to Enter into Recovery mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot into a root shell? How would I boot into the Ubuntu and Windows recovery modes if I removed the options to do so from the Grub menu? My root password has ...
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Problem with root password, Ubuntu 12.10

Couple of hours earlier I installed the drivers of a HP DeskJet 3000, which I found here: http://hplipopensource.com/. Since that moment I cannot install anything from the Ubuntu Software Centre. It ...
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Can't log in on boot up

I set this computer up with Ubuntu for my neighbor about two years ago. Today she tried her normal boot up and log in and her password isn't accepted. I've double checked and she's using what I set ...
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Password recovery - usual options fail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? Ubuntu 12.04 1) Used the recovery menu to get to a root terminal: a) mount -o ...
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How can I log into or out of a Lubuntu guest account?

I discovered I had a guest user account logged in when I tried to shut down and Lubuntu told me I couldn't. When I try to switch users from my administrator account to the guest account I am asked ...
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I have accidentally turned off my password - how do I recover from this?

I have the following problem with my computer. It's a desktop, 32 bit, originally came with Windows XP, 999.4 MiB of RAM, Intel Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz x 2, 77.7GB disk space. I accidentally turned ...
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Can't access my Ubuntu admin account

It just shows a black screen with words in it for a fraction of a second and then gets back to users screen(where you choose your user). I tried to enter from another account and removed the password ...
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trouble resetting forgotten password in recovery mode, ubuntu 12.04

I beleive I have followed correct procedures to reset my password in recovery mode. However my new password is not accepted. I still cannot access my OS. It appears to have set a password for recovery ...
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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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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. I need to reset the admin password because I ...
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How to reset/recover keyrings password on 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover/reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password? Recently, I have been refused to sign on to Ubuntu One. I have been blocked with the message: Enter password ...
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What is the default password for Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I've just had someone install Ubuntu 12.04. I am not a techie - just a user. I am now asked for a password which I ...
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Lost iceauthority afer password change

I changed my password then chnaged it back again. Now I cant get back into my user adnin message...could not update ICEauthority file/home/username/.ICEauthority This has probably been covered can ...
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12.04 home encrypted and I have written down encryption passphrase. How to reset login password?

I set up a friend with 12.04 and he forgot his password. I encrypted his home directory and I have written down the encryption passphrase during the first boot. If he changed his password after I ...
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How can I remove or block every method that can be used to reset my password?

I've been an Ubuntu user for a while now and not so long ago one of my computers got hijacked and malicious code was installed in it by simply replacing my password using the various password recovery ...
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How can I delete an administrator account from the guest login?

How can i delete a administrators account without the password? I bought laptop from ebay I am the 3rd owner; 2nd owner had no password got password changed but still wont let me in as admin. I need ...
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Recovering Password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? My sister gave me her Mini inspiron 1010 with ubuntu 8.04 that she bought in the ...
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What is the sudo password after I deleted the password for the user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? To have an easier access to the computer I deleted the user's password so it is blank. But now I'm still asked to ...
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I unexpetedly deleted administrator account and the other accounts are asking root password

I unexpectedly deleted my user account (the only administrator for the machine). I have another account which is standard account now i cant access my hard disk or anything with that standard account ...
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I dont know my password and wont let me change it via GRUB

I recently turned off the login password so i would not have to enter my password every time I turn the system on. But now when I try to update or download anything it asks me for my password so I ...
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“Authentication Manipulation Error” when trying to reset my password

To reset forgotten password in 12.04 LTS. I am able to boot the computer. i choose root option and then come to password changing. they ask me to enter new UNIX password which i do type. but at last ...
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Boot to safe mode to reset password not available

Ubuntu 11.10 Password to root was lost Trying to reboot in safe mode to reset Holding shift (left or right) Esc F1 None are effective during bootup. No BIOS setting appear applicable. All forums seem ...
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How to find an ubuntu password which i removed?

I removed my password from the user menu where they gave the option for no password. So i pressed that and now the computer can be logged into but they ask a password which is not my old ...
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set for boot without password still while installing it asks for password. How to reset or recover the password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I have only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my system. I set logon password as "boot without password" and removed the ...
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lost?/corrupted? seagate 500Gb external disk

I am not expert and need a patient guide. History of events: Only XP in internal disk with documents on a seagate 500Gb Installed Ubuntu by partitioning external disk and booting from it During XP ...
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How to reset my password without rebooting?

I lost my password to a VM running 11.04, but have ssh access via public key authentication. Is there any way I can reset the password without a reboot? (This is to avoid downtime of services it's ...
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Are there any alternate means of doing password recovery?

To prevent entering U 12.04 I set my log in password to none (blank) Since then I can not authenticate as administrator as all possible passwords I tried are rejected. Besides, I can not enter ...
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I deleted my original user account. The new account has no password. How can I enable it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? How can enable my admin account? i deleted the other one and now the new one is without password and i cant access it and cant ...
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Get a new password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? Help somebody to me please.I Installed Ubuntu 12.04 to run along with windows X P.I forgot my password. And now I ...
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Changing the administrator's password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer along with Windows X P OS.I forgot the password given at the beginning.And ...
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Is it normal to have two shadow files in /etc directory?

I am having an issue with logging in after an upgrade to 12.04. I have been using (unsuccessfully) this guide to reset the password. In /etc I found two shadow files: shadow and shadow- . The files ...
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Reading network-manager password from another hdd

Today I cloned my Ubuntu 11.10 into my old hdd, and installed 12.04 into my current hdd. What I need now is to recover passwords for my VPN connections on the network manager that is in the old 11.10 ...
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password help please

I have version 11.10 and am having trouble login in can only access guest account and cannot get into adminastrator account. I have gone to root menu and tried to enter password change it posts ...
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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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How to recover Password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I just bought a used computer with Ubuntu. It has a user name and password and other user. is there a way to sign in ...
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Password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I have Ubuntu 11.1 , do not remember setting it up with a password but, now it will not let me in without a ...
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Installing Wireless Printer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I've been trying to install my Lexmark Platnum Pro 905 printer to my laptop with Ubuntu, and every time I try, it ...
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Recovering deja-dup encryption password

I have lost my encryption password for backup on deja-dup. Please can you let me know how to recover it? By the way this is after a re-installation of ubuntu 11.10, so it is probable that the old ...
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How can I reset my Windows XP password using a LiveCD?

My mom's ancient Winbook laptop, using Windows XP Professional, was also hooked up to a wireless keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately, this caused it to only accept the account password at the login ...