Ubuntu Linux is very secure. If you want to keep it secure you should use good passwords. If at any time you want to change
your password or the password of another user on your system, there's an easy way to do it. With this method, you can also recover a lost Ubuntu password.
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Hi, this is Mike Callahan, Dr. File Finder and welcome to your butterscotch.com tutorial on how to reset your Ubuntu password. So I’m in Ubuntu and I go up here and select restart.
Now if you have a single boot system, in other words Ubuntu is the only thing on the computer, you’re going to need to press escape as the computer reboots. If you have a dual boot system or multiple boot system, you won’t have to do that, you should get the boot menu when you start up.
So we’re tapping escape. One of our options is recovery mode. So we want to arrow down to that and press enter. Continue in low but it isn’t recovery mode. What we want to do here in the recovery menu is drop to the root shell prompt with networking. Click Enter and so now we’re at the root.
So, we’re at the root. I’m going to type passwd, the username of the person whose password we want to change and just doc, and then we’re going press enter. Now, we have to type in a new password.
Now, you aren’t going to see the password, our password were updated successfully and now you can type exit. You’re back at the recovery menu and you can just press Enter to resume the normal boot. So that’s reseting your password in Ubuntu and that’s all there is to it.