BINGO! LOL I can't believe that was it. Was driving me crazy. Thank you!hamwong wrote:I am a newbie either to Raspberry or linux/unix
I facing same issue as yours
I found you have to use sudo before passwd to solve this issue,
so type "sudo passwd pi" than no error come out after password input
This just solves the issue.
saminjapan wrote: ↑Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:27 pmOOOOOOOKAY i just fixed this my self:
After you type "init=/bin/sh" into cmdline.txt in the recovery boot up, and your RasPi has booted up, you
should be on the cmd line. BEFORE you type "passwd pi" , type
mount -rw -o remount /
then try changing the password.
This worked for me