Reset Password using Live CD does not explain how to mount drive

Bug #928289 reported by Bjoern Guenzel on 2012-02-07
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
John Kim
Ubuntu Documentation
Undecided
Unassigned
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Medium
John Kim

Bug Description

I have Ubuntu installed in a VirtualBox and somehow wasn't able to get into recovery mode via Grub. So I tried to reset my password using the Live CD, as described here: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html#live-cd

However, Step 2 "Mount Your Drive" is not explained and frankly I have no idea what to do. It would be great if you could spell it out in more detail.

Thanks!

PS. the following links are also affected:
- https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html#live-cd
- https://help.ubuntu.com/14.10/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html#live-cd

Figured it out now, typed sudo mkdir /somedir and sudo mount /dev/sda1 /somedir in the terminal. However it would still be nice if the docs would be updated.

John Kim (kotux) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this! Updated the link with a working one.

Saucy's page is no different from the provided link.

tags: added: doc
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → John Kim (thinkndev)
John Kim (kotux) on 2013-06-13
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
John Kim (kotux) on 2014-02-14
tags: added: bitesize trusty

It has a moderate impact on a core package.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubuntu-docs:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → John Kim (kotux)
description: updated
Pieter Engelbrecht (chesedo) wrote :

Updates link to point to a current working one. Also added other links that are also affected.

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