How to Recover Lost Passwords on Ubuntu (Recovery Mode)

This  tutorial  show you how to easily reset your forgotten password in Ubuntu to Reset All you have to do is login to the recovery mode at your boot prompt and reset it. This short tutorial is going to show you how.
To get started, power on your Ubuntu computer while holding down the Shift Key on your keyboard. At the boot menu (GRUB) select (Recovery Mode)


Then scroll down select root and press Enter.



Next, run the commands below to remount file-system

#mount -rw -o remount /


Finally, run the commands below to create / change your password.

#passwd username



Note: Here rahul is sudo user. you can break password using John tool also.

How to Recover Lost Passwords on Ubuntu (Recovery Mode) How to Recover Lost Passwords on Ubuntu (Recovery Mode) Reviewed by Unknown on April 08, 2016 Rating: 5

4 comments:

  1. Can we change root password from here?

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  2. Yes you can change, here rahul is sudo user and once you change sudo user password you can change any user password even root.

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  3. Hey..

    can any one tell me how to reset root password which is also Grub2 password protected system in ubuntu 12.04

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  4. I have already mentioned on my previous comment.

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