"How to remove Ubuntu without root pw"

Post #302699229 by kuriosity_prime on Tuesday 11th of September 2012 09:46:58 AM

How to remove Ubuntu without root pw

I have a dell pc with Ubuntu as the only OS, however, the only admin user no longer works here.

Due to my requirements, I have to either remove Ubuntu (12.04) and install XP or do a dual boot by adding XP. Any thoughts on how to either change the pw to allow me to make changes or take Ubuntu off completely? I've tried running the XP install disk but getting a weird Trap General Protection Fault error.

Smilie

Thanks,

~K
 
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GEN_KEYMAP(1)						  Ubuntu General Commands Manual					     GEN_KEYMAP(1)

NAME
gen_keymap -- generate a keyboard map decision tree SYNOPSIS
gen_keymap list ... DESCRIPTION
gen_keymap generates a decision tree from a set of keyboard maps which can be used to help a user decide which keyboard map to use. The pro- gram using the decision tree typically asks the user to press some keys; at each step, it examines the returned keycode and uses it to prune the list of possible keyboard maps until there is only one left. OPTIONS
--version Show program's version number and exit. -?, --help Show help text. -v, --verbose Be more verbose. -mMINLEN, --minlen=MINLEN Too-short keymaps are skipped (default: 30 entries). -g, --graph Generate a hopefully-nice-looking .dot file. --maps Print the to-be-processed keymaps -i, --installer Input files are in d-i map form. -IDIRS, --inc=DIRS, --include=DIRS Add a directory to the search path. -oFILENAME, --output=FILENAME Set output file (default: stdout). -fFILTER, --filter=FILTER Include only the branches leading to these keymaps. -uUSEONLY, --useonly=USEONLY Start generating the tree based only on these keymaps. (The difference between --filter and --useonly is that the former generates the whole tree and then prunes it, while the latter only generates a reduced tree to begin with. This may have implications for perfor- mance on large trees.) -sSKIP, --skip=SKIP Keymaps to skip. -t, --test Test the generated maps. --interactive Ask user to choose among indistinguishable keymaps. AUTHORS
gen_keymap was written by Matthias Urlichs <smurf@debian.org>. This manual page was written by Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>. Ubuntu September 5, 2006 Ubuntu

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