You'll reset the root password within minutes. Reset Ubuntu password from recovery mode. If you prefer watching videos to reading text, I've also made a video of Unless the entire disk is encrypted, anyone can "steal" your data using a live USB without even entering your installed operating system.
After the reset process is done, it will create a new user account and show you the login credentials. Make sure to note it down, or else you can’t login to the PC. Finally, reboot to complete the factory reset.
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On factory restore "first time setup" I must have either typed in the user password (where you set the password for the first time) or something went wrong. So now I have a factory restored laptop with 1 user, user is admin, but I do not know the password. Every method I have tried to do another factory restore or unlock it requires this user ...