How to Reset Forgotten Root Password in Ubuntu

It’s a common scenario: You’re working on your Ubuntu system and suddenly realize you’ve forgotten the root password, which can be a frustrating experience, as the root account is essential for performing critical administrative tasks.

However, don’t worry. In this guide, you will learn how to reset the forgotten root password on Ubuntu 24.04, Ubuntu 22.04, and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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