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How to Reset Root Password On Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 / 14.04 / 14.10 / 12.04 LTS - Learn Online

1 Reboot your computer.
2 Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu.
3 Select advanced options for ubuntu
4 Select the option with recovery mode
5 Select root and press enter
6 Give command - mount -n -o remount,rw /
7 Press Enter
8 Give command - passwd your_username
9 Give new password
10 reboot

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  1. the user isn't that u see after the '@' symbol it's a machine name,username could be different

  2. +Avinash Bunny k thanks i didn't know sorry I'm a computer noob lol

  3. James Warren never mind ,no one's born a geek 😝

  4. won't work keeps saying user not found

  5. thanx for this man
    It really works

  6. Thanks successfully reset password

  7. I don't even know anymore1 March 2017 at 15:43

    Dude, you saved my life. And I thank you so much for that.


  9. aaronjay alconcel1 March 2017 at 15:43

    help it said.... unable to change to sudoers gid: Operation not permitted....

  10. Thank you very much πŸ–’

  11. Darshan Basavaraj1 March 2017 at 15:43

    bro its saying authentication failure what to do reply fast

  12. Doesn't work is says give root password for maintenance....

  13. Bharat Penumutchu1 March 2017 at 15:43

    Super Like....

  14. i did the same as your tutorial in my university library linux computer and also i become success in changing the root password during the grub menu.......but the shit is that when i reboot again-the root account dosen't accept the newly changed password, i dont know how to access the root privilage in my library computer......... if there's anybody with some advanced tool to crack the root password than please help me...............

  15. Giuliano Denardi1 March 2017 at 15:43

    You saved my life, thank you so much!

  16. Thank you so much !! it worked.. :)

  17. thanks man ur the best.

  18. Parthiban Selvaraj1 March 2017 at 15:43

    thanks successfully changed my new passwd

  19. Tharaka Ukwatte1 March 2017 at 15:43

    It worked on Ubuntu 16.04! Thanks!

  20. Axel RosΓ©n-Lidholm1 March 2017 at 15:43

    Pete N it's True it doesn't work

  21. Sandeep Ingale1 March 2017 at 15:43

    Very useful information. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Giorgi Gogitidze1 March 2017 at 15:43

    mount -rw -o remount /


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