OK. Using the PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2012.02 Live CD, which is same as on the installed System.
$ mkdir /mnt/system
$ mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/system
Now, do a chroot and reset the password:
$ chroot /mnt/system
I tried the first 3 of 4 commands in the code box: ( Using Live CD )
system didn't want to create /mnt/system - No such file or directory.
mount: mount point doesn't exist
chroot: cannot change root directory to /mnt/system: no suchfile or directory. (obviously
Gave up here.
I went through the latter two commands: (wrote on scrap of paper, so may be a bit rough)
(root@localhost ~)#chroot /mnt/system
chroot:cannot change root directory to /mnt/system: No such file or directory
changing password for user root
New Password: xxxx
Bad too shortpasswd: all authentications updated successfully
exit > Enter
I reboot, take out liveCD, Enter to continue.
Login, let everything 'settle', try opening "Configure your Computer", password isn't accepted.
Will leave it go till tomorrow, (
) thinking it may be best to install LXDE .06, or PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2012.02
The System works fine, it's obviously not good to be unable to use the root password though.
Plus I don't know what my Son may have done to the system over the months he used it.
Installing the latest PCLinuxOS KDE 4.8.3 2012.08 could be problematic.
Installing MiniMe can be problematic also with Dependencies...
Always so much fun, unbelievable