[ubuntu] Root password change successful, but does not work

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, Here's my current situation. I have installed Backtrack 5 R1 (which is essentially Ubuntu 10.04 with lots of preloaded packages) onto a 16 GB flash drive, and everything words fine until I change the root password. I have the Gnome 64-bit edition. The default root/toor combination works, and I'm able to load the desktop using startx. When I log on as root and enter Code: passwd , I am able to change the root password. I then proceed to restart and login, and the just-changed password does not work. I will update later today the exact message I am receiving, but I (Hardware)