We discuss creating a bootable USB here.
Power the machine on and press Del when you see the Asus logo.
Then press F8 to open the boot menu. Select your USB drive.
From here, select Try Ubuntu without Installing.
lsblk(list block) lists all of the disks/drives seen by your machine.
Open up a terminal and enter
lsblk to see the existing partitions.
This is a snippet from
lsblk on my machine:
... nvme0n1 259:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 512M 0 part └─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 931G 0 part ...
Given the size of
nvme0n1p2, I know it’s my root partition.
I mount it to the
/mnt directory with the following:
sudo mount /dev/nvme0n1p2 /mnt
- Chroot(change root) into the directory.
In the terminal, run:
sudo chroot /mnt
passwd to change the root password.
passwd <your username> to change the password for your user.
exit sudo umount /mnt sudo sync
Remove the USB and reboot.