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Thread: [SOLVED] Forgot User-ID and/or Password - Re-Install Ubuntu

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    [SOLVED] Forgot User-ID and/or Password - Re-Install Ubuntu

    I use Windows XP in my laptop. About 4-5 months back, I installed Ubuntu along with Windows. However since then I did not log in to Ubuntu & always worked on Windows.

    Now I find that I have forgotten my Ubuntu log-in USER-ID and PASSWORD - serves me right . And I would like to re-install Ubuntu again on the same space (I do not have any personal file in Ubuntu)

    My worry is when re-installing how do I ensure that the new Ubuntu install happens on exactly same Hard Disk area where old Ubuntu was installed. I do not want my WINDOWS area getting impacted as I have many critical files in the Windows area.

    Any checklist/action that I need to take to minimize risk of reinstall.

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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Forgot User-ID and/or Password - Re-Install Ubuntu

    You don't have to reinstall. You can just reset your password:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

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    Re: Forgot User-ID and/or Password - Re-Install Ubuntu

    Thanks aysiu.

    Worked great - I have been able to log in.

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