The solution however is simple:
|$ su |
# passwd bruno
( if that is your username, don´t use mine )
Type in a new password ( you will likely get an error message, ignore it )
Type in the same password again !
Log out as root and log in as user with your new password !
( I said is was easy ! )
Next time we will attack the forgotten ROOT password ! A bit more complicated but it sure can be done.