Root account is locked. Still

Good afternoon.

This is getting absurd. I don’t remember what I did in November to solve this (The root account is locked), but the issue remains. I looked in other sources and people have recommended to correct /etc/fstab from live environment. Namely, remove removable devices. What this did - was removing Graphical Environment, and the only thing left was CLI. And the same message again: root account is locked.

I haven’t encrypted my drive and I don’t know what LVM has to do with it. Can you please help?

I’ve mounted the system and changed the root password. Upon logging in it is still a black screen with a cursor.

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 206847 204800 100M EFI System
/dev/sda2 206848 239615 32768 16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3 239616 562114224 561874609 267.9G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4 562114560 563199999 1085440 530M Windows recovery environment
/dev/sda5 563200000 567273471 4073472 1.9G BIOS boot
/dev/sda6 567273472 976873471 409600000 195.3G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda7 976873472 1953523711 976650240 465.7G Microsoft basic data

The root FS is on /dev/sda6.

Thank you. I appreciate all the help.



I think you are in the emergency mode.

Can you restore a snapshot?

Hello Kevin. You mean a screenshot?

Is anyone actually checking these forums?


Can you provide me a screenshot of your problem?
Thank you.

There’s nothing to give screenshot of. The system is loading to a logon screen. Then I enter login/password and after it’s just a black wallpaper and a cursor. Nothing else.

Previously this issue was resolved by installing kde-desktop (Lost GUI after update). Which is what I did just now. What happens next is that just before loading grub menu it says:

“Welcome to Grub” and then reboots menu into BIOS (?!)without giving a menu. Any suggestions?


Kaisen is installed on UEFI?