Ubuntu – Recover Root Password


  1. Press LEFT SHIFT on boot
  2. Select RECOVERY MODE (2nd entry)
  3. Select ROOT/NETROOT
  4. mount -rw -o remount /
  5. passwd USERNAME
    eg: passwd joe

REBOOT

 

source:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

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