Cannot Change Root Password In Recovery Mode
I've just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and luckily I'm still able to login via ssh keys. However, my root password no longer works to gain control of the machine.
I rebooted the machine, went into recovery mode, then chose "remount" to mount the filesystems. Finally I choose "root: Drop to root shell prompt" but it asks me for root password or CTRL D to continue. Thus I cannot get into the the shell to do a passwd change.
How can I bypass it from asking me for my root passwd in recovery mode?