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How to reset user password

If you have forgot user password, boot PureOS in recovery mode.

NOTE: If you are using PureBoot it is quite simple to enter to a recovery mode, from the main menu select: OptionsBoot optionsShow OS boot menu → select "recovery" mode to boot (don't make it default).

Once you boot, you should see this:

You will be asked to enter your disk password, type it in and press ENTER. You will see this text:

You are in rescue mode. After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or "exit"
to boot into default mode.
Press Enter for maintenance
(or press Control-D to continue):

Simply press ENTER here.

You will get into a terminal session. Now type:


where USERNAME is your username (NOT your full name). If you forgot your username, type:

ls /home

which will show your home folder, its name is your username.

Then type our new password and press ENTER, type it again and press ENTER.

Then type:

systemctl reboot

and press ENTER to reboot. All should be okay now.

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