[TriLUG] Ubuntu 12.04 root password reset

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 30 09:36:57 EDT 2012

On 30 April 2012 12:26, Michael Rulison <13miketele at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I have "upgraded" from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04.
> This is successful in that I can be a guest on my own system but not my own
> username with administrative privileges. At login my former password (in use
> for a long time) is rejected.
> Searching results in messages advising to open my dual boot Ubuntu/WinXP in
> 'recovery' mode and then going to the root shell prompt.
> Fine so far, but when I do, it wants wants a password, which is exactly what
> I do not have.
> If I boot from Ubuntu on a USB drive I am still stuck in the same problem --
> no root password
> Suggestions please.

You could take a look at

Jeremy Bicha

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