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Resetting password

I really need help my cousin changed root password of Ubuntu based compute please note that it was done months ago and I didn't face any problem at that time.. But now that I'm trying to run ...
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Fix changing all files permissions to default user in ubuntu [duplicate]

I accidentally ran the command sudo chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu . while i was in the root directory. Now every single files user and group has changed to the Ubuntu user and group. And none of the ...
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how to get files from Oracle VirtualBox without running it

hope this message finds you well. I am currently experiencing difficulty accessing machine from Oracle VirtualBox that is running on my windows 10 because I have forgot the password. I'm wondering if ...
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not able to type password [duplicate]

when I installed Ubuntu the passwords didn't show no matter what I typed. So I just typed random letters so many times then I hit enter. now when I am trying to reset the password I don't know how and ...
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Wordlist generation for password recovery

I'm trying to build a wordlist to recover a password to a file. I know what the password consisted of, but not which order the components were in. How would I go about building a wordlist out of ...
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I am able to login but, can't authinticate! why? [duplicate]

Well, I am a Python developer working on object-oriented programming with data science in cybersecurity. In this operation, for some reason (better not to say), I switched the operating system. The ...
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Remove "$vt_handoff" from GRUB menu?

Hey I am very unexperienced so I hope this is not a question that I could have been answering myself by further research. I forgot the password to my own machine and found out that there's a ...
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Password Works for Logon but Not for Update Authentication (Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS)

My password in Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS is being rejected for authentication of updates, app install/uninstall, unlock, ... However, it does work when I log on after a restart. Until a week or so ago it ...
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Crack the password of a zip file given original files

I have a legacy zip file encrypted with a password. I don't have its password - it has been lost. However, I have a few of the original unencrypted files - both txt and images. Is there a way to crack ...
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I forgot my password for my password manager (regular ubuntu password manager)

I forgot my password for my password manager (regular ubuntu password manager) is there any way to find out what the password is?
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Ecryptfs problem with Spanish characters

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04. I'm trying to decrypt a home directory that was encrypted on a previous install. I'm using ecryptfs-recover-private and it's finding the .Private file I need. However, when it ...
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Unable to access GRUB menu for password reset in Ubuntu 20.04

I am facing difficulty in resetting a lost admin password for Ubuntu 20.04.3 According to various online resources, the recommended method is to access the GRUB menu, enter recovery mode, and reset ...
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Forgot username and password to Ubuntu

I have an M1 Macbook and used UTM to create an Ubuntu VM. I have now forgotten my username and password for the VM and do not see a recovery boot option in the GNU GRUB menu: How can I recover or ...
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Give root password for maintenance (or press Control-D to continue):

I just upgraded Ubuntu today and when it's restarted it's showing subject message. The main problem is I forgot my root password. Now it's repeatedly saying: Give root password for maintenance (or ...
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Please unlock disk mmcblk0p3_crypt on hp laptop

I keep getting this when I turn on my laptop. I am assuming this is requiring a password which I do not remember. Any help would be appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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