Password can be reset in the Ubuntu very easily using the recovery mode. I have seen many people who are rebooting or reinstalling the entire system after they forgot their Ubuntu password. You don’t have to reinstall your entire system just because you forgot your password. There are various ways to reset the password. I am going to show you the easiest and quickest way. Do not feel scare in the process as you have to face the black screen. It’s the safest way and is not harmful at all. You can quickly reset the password without any harm following these simple steps. I would like to apology for bad screenshot which is taken by my phone camera.
Step 1: After you start your system, choose the recovery mode and hit Enter.
Step 2: Now after you go to the recovery mode, it will take certain time to load all the hardwares. After sometime, this following screen will appear.
Now, the password is successfully updated.
Step 5: You need to reboot the system now. Type these following commands:
The password reset process is successful. Login with your new password and enjoy.
After logging in the screen “Enter password to unlock your login keyring” might appear. To make it disappear you need to type your old password which you don’t remember. So, change your password again by following the same process. In the next startup type your keyring password which you set at the first reset process.