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Old 06-23-2014, 04:15 AM   #1
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Recover Forgotten Administrative Password (Authentication token manipulation error)

I forgot my administrative password, and I already tried going into recovery mode, where I selected the "Drop to root shell prompt." I did the method of typing: "passwd " but then I immediately get the "Authentication token manipulation error" "password unchanged." Since it didn't allow me to change it, I typed the command: "mount -rw -o remount /" and then tried again changing the password but the same "Authentication token manipulation error" "password unchanged" problem appeared. I don't know what else to try. Someone PLEASE HELP ME! Thank you very much in advanced.
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A better line would be
 mount   -o  remount,rw /
as you are passing 2 options. Try that. to see if root is mounted correctly run

'touch /tmp/some_name' followed by 'ls /tmp'

If all that fails, try booting with an install cd.
Old 06-23-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Hi there business_kid. I tried both methods but didn't work. :/
Also, I cannot boot up with a CD because the laptop doesn't have a CD compartment.
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Try to use safe mode when rebooting your computer
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I also tried that unsuccessfully kipa54.


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