Recover Lost Passwords in Ubuntu 12.04 using recovery mode


Let’s face it, some of us do forget our passwords. Unlike Windows, resetting your forgotten password in Ubuntu 12.04 isn’t too difficult. All you have to do is login to the recovery mode at your boot prompt and reset it.
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)
recover password ubuntu 12.04 Boot menu

Then scroll down to root and press Enter.
recover password ubuntu 12.04
Next, run the commands below to remount root
mount -rw -o remount /
Finally, run the commands below to create / change your password.
passwd username
Exit and login with your new password.


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