Questions tagged [password-recovery]

Questions about the recovery of passwords.

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How to reset password for ubuntu running on windows through WSL? [duplicate]

I forgot root password for Ubuntu running on windows machine via WSL.Is there a way to reset password?
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I have forgot my password how can I reset it? I have installed ubuntu from microsoft store [duplicate]

passwd Changing password for its***********. Current password: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged
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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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Formatted luks drive recovery (please help)

I quick formatted my luks encrypted drive into a 60 gb ext4 and a 940 gb ext4 partition before realizing that the drive that had all my data that I backed up was encrypted by a password I only had on ...
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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 with bkcrack from a terminal - remove password [duplicate]

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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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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Login fails after accidentally set password to root and the files seem as Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop

I wanted to reset my former computer I haven't used for a long time. I got to the grub recovery menu and changed the line as rw init = /bin/bash. I accidentally set a password to root passwd root ...
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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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Root mode recovery password

I have a problem with the display in recovery mode, I cannot move in the menu in recovery mode as terminal prompts are printed over it like shown below:
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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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MySQL lost all passwords when system upgraded 18.x -> to 20.04

Since upgrade to 20.04 mysql won't let me in. ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' I've tried some solutions around the web but I can't reset the root password. Tips?
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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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How to reset lost Ubuntu password in WSL [duplicate]

I'm trying to install FastTree in Ubuntu, but I forgot my user password. How do I reset my lost administrative password? The Linux way is not an option since I am on WSL in Windows 10.
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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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Changed my password with usermod and now it does not work [duplicate]

Hello I used the following command to change my password sudo usermod abdurrehman --password thinkp@dt440 and after running this command, my password is not working i logged in via the fingerprint ...
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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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Forget the password [duplicate]

I forgot the terminal password, so how to break the terminal password? I know the account password but when I install something from terminal it asks a password which I forgot.
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 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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