How to remove Ubuntu without root pw


 
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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

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You will have to reformat/partition the hard drive to install XP. That effectively removes everything.

Else.

If you have a ubuntu CD, you can boot single user from the disk, which automatically makes you root. Search the forums for 'lost root password linux'. We get this question a lot.
 

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