This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-reset-lost-root-password-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux
By “keep pressing” SHIFT do you mean “repeatedly press” or “hold down”? (I can’t get into GRUB. The Asus logo only appears for a half second or so. Should I press be during or after this?)
This is scary and IMO should be modified to not be able to accomplish. Anyone can steal a PC with Ubuntu installed, reset the password, and access private information. It’s not right!
Lubos Rendek -> robertzaccour
If this is your worry, you have the option to encrypt the entire HDD.