Reset Your Forgotten Ubuntu Password in 2 Minutes or Less

If you’ve ever forgotten your password, you aren’t alone… it’s probably one of the most common tech support problems I’ve encountered over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it incredibly easy to reset your password.

note:- I AM SHOWING UBUNTU 10.11

1 Reboot your computer, and then as soon as you see the GRUB Loading screen, make sure to hit the ESC key so that you can get to the menu. 

its look like this 

  2 Then press 'e'

3 You’ll want to remove the “ro quiet splash” part with the backspace key, and then add this onto the end:
rw init=/bin/bash
 I highlighted here 

 4 Then you have to do is press f10 key wait until you something like this

5 Then simply type cd /home  then its says "root@(none):/home#"  

6 Now type "ls" and press enter  this will show you the user name of system like this

7 now u have to do is type passwd <username> example in here its like passwd way2h   then press enter now its tell us to enter new password  for given user  simply type two times and done :) 

NOTE:- after u done this type
reboot –f  
I found that the –f parameter was necessary to get the reboot command to work for some reason. You could always hardware reset instead, but make sure to use the sync command first.


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