Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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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 ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I was exploring in user accounts. I only have my account but i changed from administrator to standart. and I didn't can put to ...
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Authorization Code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? When trying to download updates, e.g., flash, there comes up a prompt for authorization code. I tried my password ...
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How to read FTP login data stored within nautilus?

I forgot my ftp user name and password, yet I have a bookmark stored within nautilus so I can still access it. I wonder if I could extract these data from nautilus.
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How to recover boot menu if I lost my password during the installation

I got a new laptop with ubuntu ready to be installed from the factory. I installed to near the end that it's ask me to key-in login, password, retyped password and computer name. Then, I came to my ...
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Authentication token manipulation error when I try to change password

I get this message when I try to change my password. Everything started when I removed password for my username, so when I go to User Accounts, it says "None" for password. But when I try to install ...
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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 ...
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Authentication token manipulation error

I forgot my Ubuntu password so I booted into recovery and dropped into a root shell prompt and this is what happened: root@username-PC:~# passwd username Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX ...
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Can't update/Dont know admin password

My daughter got a computer at a yard sale with an old version of ubuntu. When I try to update, it asks for admin password. It also says version no longer supported.
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Password stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

We have been using ubuntu for over two years. Every time we download an upgrade, our password has always kept working. After downloading 11.10, The password quit working. We went to the community to ...
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How do I open Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop?

Help how do I open this. the README file says THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA. From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data" or From the command line, ...
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Getting an “Authentication token manipulation” error when trying to change my user password

I am logging in to my Ubuntu Server using my username. Once I am logged in I am typing passwd command. Entering a new password but a second after getting following error messages: passwd: ...
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No graphical interface after hard shutdown

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop and I must have spelled my username and or password wrong because I cannot login now. I tried shuting down my computer manually by holding down the power button ...
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Using word list to brute force encrypted partition

I used the Disk Utility to encrypt an external HDD about a month ago. Now it seems that I have forgotten the password. I have formed it according to a set of rules, so I have generated a word list ...
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How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I'm working on a Ubuntu system, and my client has completely forgotten his administrative password. He doesn't even remember entering one; however it is there. I've tried the suggestions on the ...