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sqirrel
May 9th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Hi everyone, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on visualbox to try it out and now I have forgotten/lost my root password, is there anyway I can retrieve this ?. or will I have to reinstall the os.
Thank you for any information that will extract me from this self inflicted mess.

coffeecat
May 9th, 2010, 04:00 PM
I guess you mean Virtual Box, and it would be your (admin) user account password you've forgotten, not root's which is disabled in Ubuntu. Apart from that I follow you perfectly! :wink:

Anyway, this should help:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Welcome to the forum! :)