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    Forgotten password

    1. I bought a computer with ubuntu on it but have not got the password
    2. I have a Ubuntu disc (which I bought a couple of yeas ago) but have forgotten/can't find Authentication password
    3. Maybe the simplest thing to do is to download a new copy of Ubuntu
    What is the best thing to do?

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    Re: 3 options. What to do

    Is Ubuntu the only OS? What kind of computer is it? May just be better off doing a fresh install instead of dealing with someone's old install.

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    Re: 3 options. What to do

    You can try resetting the password from recovery mode.

    If you decide to do a new clean install, I would use 12.04 LTS because it's a LTS version. But if you prefer you can use a more recent version. I wouldn't use a version few years old unless it's the LTS.
    Darko.
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    Re: 3 options. What to do

    It's a DELL 32 bit system.
    I think I will do a fresh download and install 12.04 LTS
    Thanks

    Glen

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    Re: 3 options. What to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Siruke View Post
    I think I will do a fresh download and install 12.04 LTS
    Good plan. Welcome to the forums. Please mark thread as solved to help others by following the link in my signature. Post a new thread for any further issues. Thanks.

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