Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I'm working on a Ubuntu system using a Panasonic CF-50 Laptop. My Client has completely forgotten his Administrative Password. He doesn't even remember entering one; however it is there. I've tried ...
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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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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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Authentication token manipulation error [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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2answers
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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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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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How to enable or disabled a user?

I'm uing ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I have 3 users: user1(administrator), user2(standard) and guest. I wanted to disable user1 and enable user2 which auto logs on with no password but after I did that I ...
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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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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