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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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Recovering root password in vmware for ubuntu 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in vmware, and I am not able to understand why is it rejecting root password upon entering it on in the terminal. So I would like to have a new password instead. Can ...
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Mounting samba share with root priveleges 12.10

How to permanently mount samba share with root priveleges? I've used this FAQ but still getting the same error. The point is i don't want to send credentials in plane text. User credentials file: ...
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how to set up root account on a new install?

I just installed ubuntu on my netbook and am loving it!! What I’m now trying to do is set up my root account. I tried to run the following command at a command prompt: su root and use the ...
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No filesystem could mount root

I am trying to boot a linux kernel 3.7.0 on virtualbox and it keeps telling me the same message: "No filesystem could mount root tried ext3 ext4 vfat fusebk". I put append root=/dev/sda in my isolinux ...
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How to make users gain root privileges from another account?

How can I make something like that: There are two users: user with normal privileges, and administrator with admin privileges. I want to make it like that: user@localhost:~$ sudo vim [sudo] ...
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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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Why the value of $PATH is different for root and normal user?

for normal user I get : /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/home/monty/google_appengine which is actually the ...
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How to specify 'root' in path in text file

I'm following this tutorial located here on how to create a launcher for eclipse in unity. Everything is going pretty well so far, I've managed to successfully create the launcher but when I click on ...