I have used this procedure to change the root password:
- Get to GRUB screen
- Press e to edit
rw init=/bin/bashto end of the kernel line
- ctrl-x to reboot
- from there I would
mount -rw -o remount/ then
That has worked in the past. This time I get:
bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device bash: no job control in this shell root@(none):/#
Then nothing. No response to any keyboard entry.
I also tried to boot to the recovery mode but when I hit to "Drop to root shell prompt", it shows me the message:
Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)
root. Instead you are encouraged to have at least one user, that can use
sudo(with their own user password). Maybe there is a userID with
sudopermissions, that can do system tasks.