Originally Posted by Tuheen
Thank you for your reply.
Did you mean as follows?
password:the password I created earlier for root
If yes, then I tried that one as well but didn't really work.
That's correct so far. Double check for common mistakes, such as caps-lock is on, and verify the spelling of the password. ie: Are you sure
that's what you typed for the root password when you were prompted earlier
Failing that, you could always boot into single-user mode and reset the password for root...