I've made an unforgivably stupid mistake. When installing Mint6 I didn't create root account and only set up a single user. A friend has been using my lap-top today and has managed to enter my user password incorrectly 3 times in a row
, which resulted in the account being locked. I have tried booting into the recovery mode and dropping down to root shell promt, but when i do that I get prompted for root password. Since I didn't configure root account I can't provide the root password. Leaving the password line empty and hitting enter doesn't help. What do I do now??? I have spent ages configuring the system and would hate to do a full reinstallation.
I would be eternally grateful if you could help me.