I beleive I have followed correct procedures to reset my password in recovery mode. However my new password is not accepted. I still cannot access my OS. It appears to have set a password for recovery mode, but not my main access.
I was having the same problem with my password and I tried everyone's suggestions but none worked for me. So I tried some of my own and this is what worked for me... "Keep in mind I can NOT explain why it worked, all I know is it worked...
"10 Easy and Simple steps to Reset Lost or Forgotten Password"
If this does not work for you, try skipping Steps 4 & 5...