unable to reset lost password Mint 10

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ekflet
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unable to reset lost password Mint 10

Post by ekflet » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:37 pm

Following the instructions in http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword for a dual boot setup, I selected recovery mode, then located Drop to root shell prompt and pressed 'Enter'. Instead of getting to a point where I could enter mount -o rw,remount /, I got the following: "Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)" I obviously don't have the password, and Control-D just took me back to the Recovery Menu. I am a Linux newbie, and will appreciate any help... thanks,

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turboscrew
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Re: unable to reset lost password Mint 10

Post by turboscrew » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:17 am

Have you tried "trinity rescue kit"?
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?c ... &locale=en

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