Gain root access after login in to the Ubuntu 8.04.4 as a standard user (password forget)

Hi Ubuntu Gurus/Experts,

This some rare situations, I used to SSH to the server by Xmanager SSH client and I forget to note down the password which I have given. So now I can log in to the server as a standard user but can't gain the root access by typing the same password.

I hope all gurus/experts will help me on this ?

Waiting.... !
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Shakthi777Author Commented:
This is a VM hosted on ESXi 4.1 and how I log in as a standard user is by remembered password by Xmanager SSH client.
Shakthi777Author Commented:
My requirement was genuine, and I have been able to find my password by performing a work around, if moderators are agree I can post the steps here.
That server has sudo rights enabled ?

if it does try sudo su -
then type your password, you have the correct rights; you would be able to switch to root account

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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
@Shakthi777: I gave the Moderators a nudge on your behalf :)
Shakthi777Author Commented:
Sorry for taking much longer to respond to this,

Below are my steps;

1. Install Windows XP on a BOX or in a VM
2. Install Xmanager on the above Windows XP instant
3. Import Xmanager session file to the new machine
4. Installed VuPassword unmask tool

This unmask password strategy works only in Windows XP

So, VuPassword unmask me the password which I was looking for (y) !

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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
@Shakthi777: Thanks for that
Shakthi777Author Commented:
I have being able to resolve my problem !
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