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Ubuntu - reset root password

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Hi

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

http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1433097

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
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