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Permission denied when changing root password after reset

I have a Solaris 10 machine that I didn't know the root password to so I went into single user mode and removed the password from the shadow file and rebooted and I am able to login with no password now.

But my problem is that when I try to change the root password from no password to something else, I get permission denied and not sure why?

Is there anything I can do to allow me to change the password from nothing to something of my choosing?


Thanks for any assistance
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