password oops

I have ubuntu installed through vmware fusion on my mac. I tried to fire it up the other day but found that I’d forgotten my user password. Googling it got me

This worked, mostly. The only weird part was at the recovery menu (with the blue screen in the background) — when I hit “downarrow”, it treated that like I was selecting the currently-highlighted menu option. But typing “r” for “root” and then enter worked, and I was able to use passwd like the guide said. Now I can play around again, and I didn’t have to reinstall my virtual machine. Thanks, #lazyweb! Thazyweb.

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