Questions tagged [password-recovery]

Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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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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Can't access new Ubuntu install

I've just installed Ubuntu and for some reason it's not accepting my password. When I try to reboot the laptop, it goes straight to the login (fast boot? - never heard if it before and would prefer ...
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Forgotten my password - Cannot enter GRUB Menu

System: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; Inspiron-15-3573 I have forgotten my password - and I am stuck in Guest Mode, I know what the next steps are but this laptop is resisting them. The pictures I took are too ...
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Problem on starting Ubuntu on Windows 10 (Skipped password on startup) [duplicate]

I encountered a problem when I started Ubuntu on Win10, The exact problem is I skipped the account password creation, which lead to invalid password, Thanks in advanced, Kendrick I will provide more ...
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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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No grub menu/ lost password/ grub command line [duplicate]

I can get to a grub command line by pressing the ESC key during boot. But no grub menu. I hadn’t used this computer in a while and forgot the password. Is there a way to reset the password from the ...
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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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Recover password for Ubuntu 18.04.3 [duplicate]

I got Ubuntu 18.04.3 installed on my laptop, but the tech that did it for me forgot the password he used! Because of travel, I cannot let him sort out the problem; I have to do it myself, as I need ...
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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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Resetting password when GRUB is not installed [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on Nvidia TX1 but forgot my root password. Is there any way to restore or reset the password even though GRUB is not installed? I tried pressing shift or ESC to go to ...
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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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Password troubles? [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu and after doing so I got the prompt to create a name and a password. for the password section, it wouldnt let me type, and I ended up retrying multiple times until it said ...
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Can't unlock home folder; Encryption password no longer works

I've been using Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS on my HP ProBook 470 G3 for about 2 years now with my home folder encrypted and my password now suddenly doesn't work anymore. I didn't perform any upgrades or do ...
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I forgot admin password [duplicate]

I have forgotten admin password and i have tried to open the gnu grub menu using restart and shift, but cannot open the gnu menu to even get to the reeboot.
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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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Password doesn't work on VirtualBox and Grub is too fast

I just installed ubuntu via VirtualBox and it worked fine until I had to log in. I am sure that my password is correct but it won't let me access my account. When I enter my password it says I'm sorry ...
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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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How to get into the BIOS [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu login password and my admin password. I tried to get into the BIOS in order to reset both the login and the admin password by pressing and holding the F1, F2, Shift and even the ...
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no passward no email address to log in [duplicate]

The person who set up our account died and did not use the business email address he used his own and did not leave a password. We can not get into ubuntu. How do we get in?
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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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My password in edubuntu [duplicate]

Olvidé mi contraseña de Edubuntu pues dejé de utilizar mi equipo por casi un año. Hoy intenté actualizar el software y no pude pues me solicita permisos de administrador y sin la contraseña no puedo ...
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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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Ubutu password not accepted [duplicate]

I cannot access the Ubuntu! password not accepted. the last time access was November 2018. Please advise me if it is expired or not.
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Locked out of Ubuntu 18.04 no grub menu [duplicate]

I am locked out of my Ubuntu 18.04. Oddly enough the time on the mlaptop machine has changed from standard to military. I have tried reboot>>hold down shift key and it produced noting. I have also ...
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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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Corrupted password [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu in a partition for awhile, and then one day, the OS refused to accept my password. I have many precious files that I would like to recover. How do I get back in to the Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I recover/reset the logon password? [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. I set my authentication password when the Ubuntu software was installed on my laptop; however, it was either the wrong password, or I had sticky keys, so I do not know the ...
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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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How can I run sudo after deleting my password? [duplicate]

I deleted my password using passwd in a terminal. When I restarted my system, I could not go to the admin user with sudo without password. I tried the same password I deleted but it didn't work. How ...
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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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Can only enter as guest ,lost password [duplicate]

I can only open my asus laptop as a guest so can reset my lost password can anyone help
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Dislocker error“Sun May 13 15:01:29 2018 [CRITICAL] Failed to open /etc/localtime: No such file or directory”

I installed the dislocker all correctly from github and I followed these steps to mount my bitlcoker encrypted volume (its /dev/sda5). Now after running this command $ sudo dislocker -V /dev/sda5 -...
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Password Keeps “resetting”

I'm not very proficient with Linux, so please excuse my ignorance. We have an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation, and we use it to run FOG. We are running FOG on it in an virtual environment, and we don'...
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Ubuntu root cannot log in because of mistake made manually editing etc/password

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I mistakenly changed the etc/password file because it was showing duplicates user error while deleting one user. Now it's not possible to log in with root user/password. I ...
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Installed crypted ubuntu on full hd and forget password of crypt and root

I installed encrypted ubuntu (fullhd) and forget the root pass and encryptation pass, can anyone explain to me if is posible to recovery the files in this HD, I really need that
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How to reset sudo password? [duplicate]

Not accepting password (https://i.stack.imgur.com/X4lNL.jpg) I try to go to admin using su command I am typing in my Ubuntu password but it not accepting pls help

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