Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Recovering lost Password?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    105

    Question Recovering lost Password?

    Hello, I haven't used my desktop in about two years and I can't, for the life of me, remember my password. It's not too much of a pain, other than that when the pc sleeps and is awaken, I need the PW to unlock it, though, start up doesn't need a PW, it's weird.
    Anyway, I've tried holding Shift during boot up, but nothing happens, at all. What else can I do to get into Recovery Mode?
    Or, how else can I change/find out my old and long forgotten PW?
    Please help, thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Beans
    42

    Re: Recovering lost Password?

    o.k., I'm not sure why nobody has responded yet. it is a little bit of a sensitive issue I suppose. You need to boot to single user mode and reset the password. You should be able to go fish from there.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Beans
    1,909
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Recovering lost Password?

    Quote Originally Posted by secuono View Post
    Hello, I haven't used my desktop in about two years and I can't, for the life of me, remember my password. It's not too much of a pain, other than that when the pc sleeps and is awaken, I need the PW to unlock it, though, start up doesn't need a PW, it's weird.
    Anyway, I've tried holding Shift during boot up, but nothing happens, at all. What else can I do to get into Recovery Mode?
    Or, how else can I change/find out my old and long forgotten PW?
    Please help, thanks!
    i don't think you actually need the password but to suspend the lock with password feature:

    see here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1466504
    if you need to change you password see here:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

    blog
    Donations BTC : 12FwoB7uAM5FnweykpR1AEEDVFaTLTYFkS
    DOUBLEPLUSGOOD!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Beans
    12,744

    Re: Recovering lost Password?

    Just so you know ... there is no way to "recover" a password; instead, what you have to do is set a new password. That's what the instructions show you how to do.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
    Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    105

    Re: Recovering lost Password?

    Holding Shift during start up/boot up does NOTHING.

    I'll see if I can change the screen saver locking.
    Thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Beans
    1,909
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Recovering lost Password?

    check in my blog for method #2 if you cann't undo the lock screensaver;
    http://theguyonthe3rdfloor.wordpress...lost-password/

    blog
    Donations BTC : 12FwoB7uAM5FnweykpR1AEEDVFaTLTYFkS
    DOUBLEPLUSGOOD!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •