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Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:58:50 AM »
 

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Hi. I am brand new to Linux, but loving Linux Lite. I took ages getting things set up, and decided to disable the username and password on login. I even have the wireless printer working, but now I am needing to install updates, and it says I need a "password to perform administrative tasks". Is there any way I can find this without a total reinstall? I had written down the password but can't find it.Thanks.
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Re: Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 07:38:40 AM »
 

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You should be able to reset the password by following these steps.

The Left Shit key to get into recovery mode is a little tricky... usually I start pressing the Left key as soon as the computer posts.

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Sorry for seeming stupid and preferring Linux - I just don't know any better.

 

Re: Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 10:15:45 PM »
 

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Thanks for responding. I tried your suggestion and got as far as the recovery screen. I tabbed down to root, and hit Enter as instructed, but it bought up the instruction "give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)". I could not get past that point. Control-D just took me back to the same screen, and I could then re-chose from the same options.
 

Re: Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 11:59:26 PM »
 

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Use the instructions in the Help Manual > Install > Resetting your Password.
 

Re: Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 05:54:21 AM »
 

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Thank You!. I never expected the Help Manual to cater for my stupidity!! And thanks for it being in plain language, as so often they may as well be in a foreign language....I have successfully changed the password, and done the updates....one VERY happy customer.
 

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Re: Forgotten password "to perform administrative tasks".
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Thank You!. I never expected the Help Manual to cater for my stupidity!! And thanks for it being in plain language, as so often they may as well be in a foreign language....I have successfully changed the password, and done the updates....one VERY happy customer.


hope this will work on my part .. i'll update you guys later  ;)
 


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