got a root password to forget?

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – I found this on the fedora forums and was hoping it didnt apply to ubuntu.Please comment::When the login banner appears, hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a console. Login in as root and use# passwd usernameto change the user account's password. If you've forgotten your root password (meaning you're probably really desperate), at the grub splash screen, instead of hitting [enter] to boot your kernel, hit e to edit the boot options. Then select the line that begins with kernel and hit e again. Add the word single to the end of the line. Hit [enter] followed by b. (HowTos)