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Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, How to Recover or Reset Admin account pass

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Last response: in Open Source Software
October 3, 2008 8:28:20 AM

Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition, How to Recover or Reset Admin account pass...

One month ago installed Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition on my PC (also has WinXP PRO dual boot on another HD partition)
I created 3 Linux accounts:
Admin (Administrator)
alx (With Full Administrator rights)
user (No administrator rights)

The problem is that I have forgotten the password of the Admin & alx accounts and I can only login as user, thus I cannot install any drivers or make modifications in the O/S.

Please if there is any way to reset or recover at least the Admin password, it will be greatly appreciated!
Otherwise I'll just have to re-install it again which would be a great pity since I had setup the O/S very nicely.

Any help will be highly appreciated
Thanks in advance.

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October 3, 2008 8:40:32 AM

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