Ubuntu password reset instructions
Sometimes you need to do a ubuntu root password reset. This was a Problem that I had when I used Lubuntu that I was asking for the Root Password Sometimes Distros will ask for the root Password this is normal.If you are asked for the Root Password when Running Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros just type the following commands to change the Default Unix Password.
To preform a Ubuntu password reset
username@user-laptop:~$ sudo passwd
[sudo] password for user:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Remember that when you type passwords in Linux they do not show on the screen. This is an error I have came across before so it’s also a handy bookmark for myself incase I get a future problem or worse have an error like this one, and don’t have to reinstall my operating system.
Originally posted on April 25, 2010 @ 9:59 am