ChangingPassword from"root" with the result of " Authentication token manipulation error"?

Dear Sir,
Just power on the board, and using the “root” and “1234”, then change the new password, but :

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password:

Authentication token manipulation error

Debian GNU/Linux 8 dreamcatcher ttyS0

dreamcatcher login:

Any suggestion to solve this !
Thanks in advances

If you burn a new image, are you able to replicate this issue?

yes, I reburn a new image, still have the same issue!

You are not entering the correct password. It is first asking for the current root password (which is 1234).
Once you enter that, then it will ask for the new password you want to set.

Dear Sir,
I still key in the current root password(which is 1234), while after keyin the new username as “outernet” thence the error message “Authentication token manipulation error” come up , and return to …

Debian GNU/Linux 8 dreamcatcher ttyS0

dreamcatcher login:

just like a do-loop without ending.
so…

and I also reburn the image as the readme.txt using
Windows: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/windows.md

still the same result
so, I still go into Google to find the solution!!!

if your new password is too short (less than 8 characters) or its the same as old one (1234), then also it will refuse to accept the password.

Thanks for your suggestion, that I use the new username as “patrickylma” , which is 11 characters, but same error message come up “Authentication token manipulation error” .
I still looking the solution.

not username; password!

Dear Sir, Thanks for your suggestion, yes it ought to be the password, not the user name , so key in the password "987654321"
You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 876543219

but the error message persist as following

Authentication token manipulation error

So…

please read the system prompt carefully:

first it is asking for “(current) UNIX password”. That is 1234.
then, when you enter that correctly, it will ask for “new password”. You enter 87654321
then it again asks for “new password”. You again enter 87654321.

Also, may I please ask why you are attempting to run Armbian? Have you tried Skylark:

https://archive.outernet.is/images/Dreamcatcher%20Skylark/

If your intent is to receive Outernet broadcast, you should use Skylark, not armbian.

But in any case: you HAVE to read the prompt carefully! it is clearly saying “(current) UNIX password”.

Thanks for your patience and suggestion.
Will tried the Skylark in near future.
My attemption to run Armbian is WSPR reception.
Thanks again