Ubuntu: Can I install Lubuntu without having the admin password?


I installed Ubuntu a few years ago on an old computer (Acer Aspire One, with no CD-ROM). Now I would like to change it to the latest version of Lubuntu but I do not remember my password for the computer. It is possible to install Lubuntu without the password to the computer? If yes, what would be the best way of doing this?


Yes. You don't need to remember old Ubuntu password to install new. You just boot a bootable CD/USB and wipe the partition belonging to old Ubuntu install and install Lubuntu on it.

If you still want to reset the password check this question

To create bootable USB from ISO check this question

Check these for installation help


Follow these steps to reset your password:

  1. Shut down your computer
  2. Turn it back on.
  3. In GRUB, enter recovery mode for Lubuntu.
  4. Select the option that says root.
  5. Type passwd {your username}.
  6. Choose a new password.
  7. Type exit, then choose continue or exit.

If you do not know the password for root, I am sorry, but you must wipe/start over.

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