I'm locked out of my LUKS encrypted Zorin Core. LUKS lets me enter password & accepts it, but the secondary sudo password freezes. I am using my Zorin Core USB bootdrive right now instead.
Here is what happened, i was trying to change my sudo password to a single digit, rather than something lengthy.
I entered commands suggested by user @Ocka ,
like "sudo passwd -f root" & "sudo passwd -f username."
Link:[I tried to change my password to a one digit character since my drive is already password encrypted with LUKS - #10 by Ocka]
My password never successfully changed,
then without rebooting I followed instructions from github "rebooting gnome-shell in regards to something else (type
Alt + F2 and input
r in the prompt"
Then i think that really messed things up, and things started to freeze/lock up so I pressed the physical power button & shut everything down, I dont think i was able to press the OS's shutdown button, things were so frozen.
This is what happens when i tried to login again:
Also this is what happens when i do Ctrl Alt F5 & dmesg
When i mount that SSDI using a usb i can still enter in pasword & access it all. & can still see all contents of the Hard drive.Please help, thanks!