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tibit1
January 18th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Alright guys, I'm new here so let me know if I'm posting this in the wrong place. My pc got a bad virus from lime-wire, so my cousin put ubuntu 9.04. While trying to put on flash player, Java, and update it, it asks for the authorisation password. I enter 'user' in. It says that that password is wrong, when I haven't changed it at all.

I've tried rebooting it and using the "passwd user" way of doing it, but it still says its wrong. Can anyone tell me how to reset it, or point me to a post explaining how to? Thanks in advance, +1!:KS

sisco311
January 18th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums!

Boot in Recovery Mode and reset your password:
http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword