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    Lost password

    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?

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    Re: Need advice on how to go about re installing

    Hi arknw229. Welcome to the forums

    I would repair sudo first, and then you could do whatever you need. Take a look at this tutorial.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Need advice on how to go about re installing

    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

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    Re: Need advice on how to go about re installing

    Come here often and have fun

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