Questions tagged [password-recovery]

Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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Fathers computer [duplicate]

My father passed away in a traffic accident and I’ve been trying to access his laptop but with Ubuntu installed Im not real good with computers but can navigate them ok his passwords for Ubuntu how do ...
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Need help with Linux password [duplicate]

I'd like to find someone who can help me work around a password protected Linux system. This is not nefarious, it's an emergency situation. A friend has gone missing in the Vantana Wilderness. There ...
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Root and GRUB Password Reset

I forgot the root password and GRUB password of my Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS virtual server. How can I reset root or GRUB password?
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can’t change password? [duplicate]

Okay, so here is the problem. I am on chrome os and went through the process of installing Ubuntu through shell. But when it prompted me to create a password it would not let me! So I started Ubuntu ...
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Login not working after password change

I ran into the unfortunate scenario of forgetting my password on an old laptop running Ubuntu. I didn’t think much of it and changed the password using passwd, not realizing my home directory was ...
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I am not able to enter into recovery mode through grub menu as it asks for forgotten password

To resrt root passwd I tried to boot through recovery mode but it prompts for username and password which I completely forgot. Using 16.04 LTS. there is no such option of maintenance
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Help me recover my password [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu and immediately forgot the simple password. Is there a straightforward way to recover it?
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Reset first admin user password [duplicate]

I forgot the first admin user password. Is there a way to reset the password or go back to the first user setup page?
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Password login issue, can’t open grub

So I changed my password using the command line using using the passwd command. I restarted and cannot login using the new password or any of my old passwords so I am unable to use my computer. I have ...
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How do I retrieve forgotten ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver password and want to know how to recover or change to a new password
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Error in Mysql running

Please check the below image and let me know how to stop the terminal or end the process. This happened after I entered sudo /usr/sbin/mysqld. Also do inform me about how to reset the password as ...
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Typing master password of pass wrong

I have successfully setup pass with a gpg key. When I ask for a stored password I see a counter for three attempts. My first question is what happens after three attempts? Does it only add a timeout, ...
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I Can't Log In to my Account after Password reset

I forgot the password to my admin account in ubuntu, I googled how to reset ubuntu admin password, then did the following steps from the tutorial that I found online Enter Recovery Drop to root shell ...
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I can not open Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 20.4 LTS. After changing my password with sudo passwd username, this code and got problem. I reboot to test the password but it stuck with: sda6: clean xx/xx file, xxx/xx block. How ...
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web-based user password reset

I am configuring a server for a small group of users. The server runs a ftp server, email-server and wordpress. I would like to have a webbased password recovery that will send an email to a pre-...
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Problem starting bkcrack from a terminal

First, I will describe how I use bkcrack: I am using LINUX in the live version (Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS). I downloaded the LINUX version of bkcrack from GITHUB and put the password file in this folder (...
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I lost my user password [duplicate]

Help I have inherited this old computer from my grandfather and I have no clue what the password is and without the password it will not update. does anybody know how to change the user password ...
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Password is not working in ubuntu after turning on my computer

I have a user in my ubuntu 20.04. When I turn on my computer, it requires password. I write my password , it works. So far So good. Problem is when I write sudo or anything that requires password my ...
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I can't boot from a USB installer because it asks a password out of nothing [duplicate]

What that screen means and how I can boot without the password? (I'm trying to boot into with a bootable USB with Ubuntu 20.10)
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I forgot my default keyring password, how do I get in to recover/change it?

I forgot my default keyring password, how do I recover/change it?
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Reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 from USB [duplicate]

I managed to ruin the password so I want to completely reinstall Ubuntu 20.04. I have 'ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso' on a USB stick but when I try to boot from it I'm told the boot file/s can't be ...
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Can’t access Grub to reset root password [duplicate]

I can’t seem to access Grub on my HP Stream laptop (model 14-ds0033nr). Laptop came with windows 10, and I’m currently using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as the sole OS. My main issue is that I forgot my root ...
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Chromium and Chrome stored credentials are not showing up under "saved passwords"

for some reasons my already stored passwords are not visible under saved passwords, it just shows "saved passwords will appear here" but they are there, the sql file is where it should be, ...
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Can't change login pw

Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. Have forgotten my login PW so have attempted to change it following these directions https://itsfoss.com/how-to-hack-ubuntu-password/ Boot into recovery mode Get into shell ...
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My ubuntu system not accepting password

I changed permissions of home directory to list files only after that when I restarted my system its not accepting my password which is correct one. So after that I searched for solution on internet ...
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How to get access to Terminal and Password [duplicate]

I need to access to Terminal. Simply clicking on the icon on the desktop does not work. Ctrl+ALT+F2 works. It asks for login and password. Login is OK. Password, the system seems not to receive my ...
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My user was deleted from sudo group

I think I made a big mistake. I did usermod -aG docker $USER to run docker without sudo. After run above command, my account status like below joont@joont-ununtu:~$ id uid=1000(joont) gid=1000(...
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Accidentally set password without encrypting

I accidentally change password in ubuntu without encrypt it first. With command usermod --password PASSWORD USERNAME How can I know the password string?
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When i open my webbook it need a log in password and i forgot it

Is there another way to pass this log in site. Because i have more the 5 years trying to open it.
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Forgotten administrative password

I have forgotten the administrative password on my laptop. I have tried booting into recovery mode as suggested but I don't get the menu where I can use the cursors to select recovery mode. All I get ...
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How to reset password of Ubuntu app 16.04 on Windows 10

I have installed Ubuntu app 16.04 from the Microsoft store. Now I have forgotten the password of the ubuntu user. How to reset it? Thanks you so much!
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Forgotten Username and Password in Ubuntu 7 [duplicate]

Hi I found an old laptop that I would love to find out what is still on it. I hadn't updated an ubuntu that was installed in 2009. Any Idea on how to change a forgotten username and password from the ...
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ubuntu root password set in recovery mode not working

I am using 19.10 upgraded from 19.04. The OS was a virtual machine image downloaded from https://www.osboxes.org/ubuntu/ the downloaded image was 19.04 which I had upgraded to 19.10 There were some ...
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Backup chrome stored password

My harddisk is corrupt but some part of it is available. I booted my ubuntu from USB Pen Drive and now I would like to copy the saved passwords by chrome to an external harddrive in order to I can ...
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How can I reset my sudo password with a separate monitor?

My laptop screen has been damaged, so I have a separate monitor connected, but when I'm in recovery mode the separate monitor doesn't get the signal from the laptop so I can't see what the screen says ...
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After 18.04 update not able to login

My laptop got auto update of 18.04.1 from 16.04. After the update, the login tab appears with user name (my name). I can't login because I have no password. I never used password to open my laptop ...
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Authenticate user using folder name (domain)

I lost my password and login for Ubuntu and now trying to reset it. I use local machine with Ubuntu 18.04. I found the right way (some guide) using such command from the safe mode: passwd username ...
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Reset User Password on Ubuntu Terminal in Windows 10 Environment

I am using Ubuntu on Windows, downloaded from the Microsoft Store. I created a user password, but it appears I either forgot it or typed it in wrong. For sudo commands, my user password is not working....
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BackInTime restore problems: Screen-lock password rejected in mid restore

I’m doing a restore of my Ubuntu 16.xx partition. Meanwhile, the screen has locked up, wanting me to authenticate. So I enter my password and it says my password is invalid. Is this a temporary ...
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Tried all the ways but can't reset my passwd

I have tried the sudo command, I have tried the init=bin/bash (or something like that - now I don't remember), I have tried the mount -o -n remount/ sw, and without the -o and everything that I have ...
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Ubuntu not showing recovery menu

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu) and forgot my administrative (main login) password. Now also my computer won't even login the regular user. The hard drive light is not flashing, it's dark. The screen shows ...
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forgot user password & root password 16.04 [duplicate]

i am very user of ubuntu, i have forgot my user & root's passwords now i am not able to login in my machine. I can login via guest user. please help me to reset password. I tried to reset the ...
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can't upgrade, password problems [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu without a password, However, I am asked for a password for upgrading, and restarting ubuntu. Is there a way to get around this? I have tried the various ways to discover what the ...
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Can I edit the sudoers file with visudo using my bootable USB

Something I did with a sudo dpkg ... installation in an attempt to fix problems with my audio clobbered my ability of my sole user-name to run sudo in 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). This is a single OS ...
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no login credentials and can't get to grub

I have an old laptop on which I want to install ubuntu. I do not have the login credentials. I have found methods for accessing the /etc file, but I can not get it to boot into grub; neither f8, f12 ...
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Password doesn't work after upgrading Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04

When I used Ubuntu 17.10 at first I had problems updating with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I had major broken dependencies errors, so I rewrote the sources.list. I also blocked ...
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Unable to Login even after trying correct password

I thought of creating another standard user account but just after I clicked add user it took me to my login screen. After entering my root password it says that it's incorrect. Even in tty4 it does ...
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Reset shell password [closed]

I know my user password. I am the only user on computer. Latest version of Ubuntu.I do not remember the password for shell terminal.My user password does not work. How do I reset shell password?
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Ubuntu 16.04, pbis, authentication token manipulation problem

I have a huge problem with my Ubuntu since I tried to change the password. My Desktop is connected with a windows domain using pbis-open. From time to time I have to change my domain password and ...
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Cannot recover MySQL 5.7 password

I installed MySQL 5.7 from terminal and somehow forgot the password I set seconds ago. I am trying to recover it now, however when I execute: sudo mysql_safe --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking &...
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