I have 'inherited' a linux machine and need to reset the root password. I tried restarting in recovery mode and dropping to a root shell prompt as advised on various websites but then got
Give root password for maintenance shell (or type Control-D to continue):
I don't know where to go from here as I'm a novice really. I have seen this page but don't know how to follow it
I tried starting again in recovery mode and pressing e to edit it but this just gave me an screen with some output on it and th option for a command prompt which just takes you to a grub command prompt .
I don't know what to do :)
thanks a lot