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Reset password in Ubuntu

If you have forgotten the root password you can reset it quite easily by booting into single-user mode. Reboot the PC and press ESC. You’ll get the GRUB screen below.

GRUB OS selection

Press e to edit the first entry in the boot menu. Add single to the line for the kernel as shown below.

GRUB boot parameters

Press F10 to reboot. You’ll be booted into the single-user mode and can change the password for any user thus:

passwd login