i have a computer my friend gave me and it has Ubuntu and i don't have a username or pass. how can i bypass that. i heard you can.
this is very tricky. I would stringly advice to visithttp://wiki.clug.org.za/wiki/How_do_I_re…
this will surely help you
Getting it from your friend is the best answer. Second when Ubuntu is loaded onto the harddrive and a username and password has been used, it defaults to disable the root account. You won't be able to use the root account. The other option is to find a Linux LiveCD that does not disable the root account so you can get into files on the hard drive and change some of the settings. It's harder to explain how it is done than it is to do it.
Ok, if there is a password set for that ubuntu OS than you will need it off your friend to get into ubuntu, to get rid of needing to use the password feature go to System > Administration > Login Window > Security > Enable Automatic Login
You just reset the password:http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpa…
All these people responding about the root password have clearly never used Ubuntu before. Ubuntu disables the root account login by default.
The default username for Linux operating systems is "root" and the default password is "password".
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