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  • Is ubuntu complains for a pass probably this is user's pass, cause in Ubuntu by default 1st user's a/c is an admin, To reset pass it is needed to boot into recovery mode by pressing shift key at the boot time. Now select Remount /Read/Write.....other filesystems and again select Root drop prompt. Here u may see the root prompt where u simply write passwd and press enter..... after type ur desire pass and retype the same again type sync and then type reboot -f

    hope it helps u !

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • you cannot retrieve the password but during boot time you can go into "recovery mode" , "drop to root shell" and then change the password for the particular user by using "passwd username".

    Answered by karthikeyanr
    3 years ago
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  • If you can login as root, you can open a terminal and run:
    where is the actual username of the account whos password needs resetting. It will prompt you to create a new password.

    Answered by gtmurff
    3 years ago
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  • The first things first. Do you have another superuser enabled account, let's say another user besides your regular user that can be a sudoer? If that's the case you can easily use sudo to change your user's password.
    Other workaround could be the one suggested by canonical software

    Answered by ernschettino
    3 years ago
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