I'm running in 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron Mini 910 - with default specks. I really just need to get this fixed. When I use the
sudo passwd root command, it still says I can't change it, the account is unlocked, but when I go to account settings, it seems that I don't have the current password right, because I can't seem to remember it.
I used these in recovery mode:
sudo passwd su password: joe Password joe Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password success root@ubuntu:~#
I'm still getting authentication errors, as well as error ID 'password'. I Booted up held shift, and ran in root. But it asks for a password, and I don't know it.