I have not logged into my LINUX box for a long time (almost 2 years, pc keyboard was missing some keys and I just got a new keyboard for it and installed it) I am bad LINUX admin.
I can not remember my user login password or my root password.
I found this http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Debian_reset_root_password
on how to get into single user but when I tried to reset the password with passwd I got the same error as obi1andKobe.
I tried setting selinux to 0 and when I look for the /etc/shadow file there is one (from feb 10 2012, I guess the last time I logged in).
I can not do anything with the shadow file I keep getting the message that the file system is READ-ONLY.
exact message reads "rm: cannot remove 'shadow': Read-only file system"
please help I really want to start using my Linux again I have missed it.