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November 26th, 2013, 04:18 AM
So my friend had an old computer running ubuntu that he hasn't looked at in a while. I found it, he said I could have it, but he forgot his password for admin. There's no password on login, but I can't use sudo. how would I best go about updating ubuntu and creating the admin account for myself?

November 26th, 2013, 04:22 AM
Hi arknw229. Welcome to the forums ):P

I would repair sudo first, and then you could do whatever you need. Take a look at this tutorial (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo).

Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.

November 26th, 2013, 04:41 AM
Worked perfectly! Thanks for the help and the welcome, I will probably be back for all me ubuntu-related stuff now that I'm running a linux machine

November 26th, 2013, 04:48 AM
Come here often and have fun :)