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Thread: Forgot password

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Forgot password

    Hi to everyone!
    I ve lost my username and password (they simply do not work!). I've watched many guides on internet about it (all these guides say: "Press ESC at the grub prompt.

    Press e for edit.

    Highlight the line that begins kernel ………, press e

    Go to the very end of the line, add rw init=/bin/bash

    press enter, then press b to boot your system.

    Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.

    Type in passwd username" )

    but it doesn't work!
    There is a possibility that using Ubuntu with Wubi the steps are differents? Because in the grub menu I ve seen some differences between what I expected reading these guides and what I ve found (for example I ve to chose betwenn differents lines that starts with the word "kernel"...not just one...
    I don t know if I was able to explain the situation but I hope so!

    Thank u very much for your time!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: Forgot password

    I don't know but the theory says that when starting go into grub and choose safe mode

    it will boot as root

    since you already know your username type

    passwd username
    type new password

    and that should be it reboot
    Last edited by scrooge_74; December 5th, 2007 at 04:37 PM. Reason: ajgreeny caught a typo error
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I think I'm here! Maybe?

    Re: Forgot password

    passwd username
    note the double s or it won't work. Otherwise the advice is OK.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Re: Forgot password

    If you manage to install wubi (what version?) than it works as usual and the recipe you mentioned should be ok, if you are talking about a password problem during installation, then it might be a different issue.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Re: Forgot password

    this helped me. thanks.


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