davidshane wrote:My computer, after an fsck failure, is booting to a prompt that only allows me to either enter the root password, or restart. But I didn't create a root account, and my user password doesn't work. What do I do?
This is an interesting issue ... with your root account not set for login you are pretty stuck.
However, like most things in the UNIX world there is a way around this !
So, boot your computer from the Linux Mint Live CDROM, when you are at the desktop open a terminal and run the following command :
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fsck -y /dev/yourdisk
Where /dev/yourdisk is the device name of the disk you need to run fsck on, for example /dev/sda1
Once this has run and made any repairs necessary, just logout of the liveCD desktop and reboot your machine, hopefully
it will come back up OK.
Let us know how you get on ...