July 20, 2015

How to reset the admin password or username on a toshiba satillite from ebay with the linux software?

toshiba satilite 205. linux 7.0 personal

Hello. I just purchased a toshiba satillite from ebay with the linux software. I do not have the admin password or username and therefore cannot do ANYTHING with this computer. can someone please tell me how I can reset?

Assuming that Grub boots the Linux, Power up and select "Recovery Mode" from...

Assuming that Grub boots the Linux, Power up and select "Recovery Mode" from the Grub Menu. This should give you a root prompt evidenced by a # prompt. Change the root password to something of your choosing by typing:

password

Enter your new password.

While you are at it, add a user account for yourself, and set your user passsword;
[i]useradd swanville[/]
password swanville

For more information check this
Reference

If you have difficulty with any of this, consider a new installation of a Linux of your choice to replace the existing Linux.

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Hello Swanville,...

Hello Swanville,
Can you advise which distribution is on your Satellite PC? For example, Ubuntu is a popular Linux nowadays. Mint (based on Ubuntu) is another.
Let us know...
Thanks, Timinski

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