How to reset a user password in Ubuntu

If you do not remember your user password, then you need to reset it. Follow the steps below in order to do so .

Step1 : Go to the restart option, just click shut down by pressing the shift key and click on restart.Hold it until you can see the recovery menu.

Step 2 : Move down and click on recovery mode as shown above (second entry).

Step 3 : Scroll all the way down to the last entry named root and press enter.

You should now see an output (a command line prompt) similar to the one below:


You should, at this stage, have a read-only filesystem. You will need to remount it by granting write permissions.

Step 4 : issue the command :

mount -o remount,rw /

Step 5 : Now you will be able to enter your new password. Retype it once again and hit enter :

root@ubuntu:~# passwd yournewpassword

Enter new UNIX password:

Retype new UNIX password:

passwd: password updated successfully


Reboot now your machine. You will be able to log in using your new password .

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