Upon trying to work on my school project this morning, I am running into a problem trying to ssh/log in with a root account; the system won't take my credentials. Although I am positive of the password I am typing, I have decided to reset my root password. After booting into single user mode and trying the "passwd" command, I receive the error:
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Any help is greatly appreciated as this project is 70% percent of my grade. What other options do I have to get this resolved without re-installing?