troubleshooting Question

change root password - Red Hat 5.5

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To change the root password.  Before the countdown completes during the boot process, I select espace.

From there depressed 'e' key twice. Highlighted the GRUB entry (kernel) for the linux install.   Typed single, depressed enter then b for boot

When I try to change the root password as follows:
[root@localhost /]# passwd root

I'm never prompted to change the password.  The command prompt returns immediately.  IOW:

[root@localhost /]# passwd root
[root@localhost /]

The reason I need to do this is an individual changed root password doing the same steps above yesterday but 'forgot' the root password.  So now I'm trying to change it to something we could potentially all remember.

What's the solution?

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