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Reset Forgotten Password in Ubuntu

When the computer starts booting, press the [Esc] key. 
This will show you the boot menu. 
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select Recovery Mode, 
then wait for the computer to completely boot up. 
You will get a command prompt, 
and you will be an administrator.
 
 
If you aren't sure of your username, 
just do a directory of the /home folder, 
and you will see all of the registered users on the computer. 
Once you know the username, now its just a simple matter 
of executing the following command: 
 
#passwd username
 
Put the password
Retype the password
 
Now you are ready to reboot with your reset password. 
 
#reboot
 
After it finishes booting, just enter the password that 
you reset it to, and you are in!
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