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Bought a Acer Aspire One for Christmas. Some kind soul told me how to download new programs but I come unstuck when I am asked for my password. When I ...
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    don't remember putting in a password


    Bought a Acer Aspire One for Christmas. Some kind soul told me how to download new programs but I come unstuck when I am asked for my password. When I set it up I don't remember putting in a password. Anyway in the instructions for setting up when it tells you how to add a password the first thing is tells you to do is change the password. Then you are requied to put in the old password and enter the new one. I have tried everyone to try to find what would be the password in a newly bought netbook, including Acer but they cannot help at all. There must be a way of retrieving it. Can anyone help.
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    Try here to recover root password

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    Sorry what do you mean try here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eroomcb View Post
    Sorry what do you mean try here?
    Welcome to the forums!

    He made the word "here" into a link, and you need to click it to go to that page.
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    Yes I did eventulally see that but now I am totally confused because I have no idea if I am using LILO or GRUB or what! How can I find out?

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    Have read all your instructions but am afraid I am not able to follow any of them. The machine came with the Linux program installed and a rather useless instruction book. There is no CD Rom slot only an SD card one. THe model is a ZG5.

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    I don't have an Acer Aspire One so can't test it, but try this HowTo for resetting your root password:

    Add Apps to the Acer Aspire one - Step 4: Change the root password.
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    Thanks veryu much, sorry don't know the protocol won't do it again.
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    Did you try pressing escape key at initial boot and see if the grub instructions work?

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