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Old 03-30-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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password malfunction

Hi, I went to reset my password in root and although I got to the username/password line and entered my new password twice it responded with password unchanged.
I tried again with a different password and again got password unchanged.

Now my old password fails as well.

how can i get root to accept a new password please.

actions taken: Recovery mode, root, mount -o rw, remount / passwd username

entered password then confirmed.

password unchanged.
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You are heading in the right direction. The shadow file needs amending.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:11 PM   #3
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Hi BB all sorted now thanks



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