ok i have mandriva on a pc my friend gave me, and i cant log in because my friend cant remember the password. i went and "changed" the root pw by using 'passwd root' so i try to log in and it says incorrect pw, so i try to change it again, but when i put in passwd root or just passwd commands i get the message "Authentication token manipulation error"

so...how can i fix this and then change the pass so i can get on? ive already tried john the ripper too, to no avail
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