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How do you reset your Ubuntu password?

Answer

Wiki User
03/21/2011

If you still have access to your own account, run passwd or find the Users and Accounts preferences dialog to change your password.

If you don't have access to your account, you need to obtain root access to change the password, which involves editing the GRUB boot menu options. If all else fails, reinstall Ubuntu.... but be sure to make your home directory a separate partition so you will never lose personal files.