FileVault password file may be corrupted???
I have a macbook pro running 10.6.8. When I set it up, I enabled FileVault (version 1) and saved the password. My system crashed the other day and now when I log in, it tells me that my user account password is different from my FileVault password, but I did not change any password -- it's the same one I used to set up the system. It is prompting me to enter my "old user account password". I do not have an 'OLD' password as it's the same one I've always had. I think perhaps that when the system crashed, the FileVault password file got corrupted which is why the passwords no longer match.
I have a root user account set up and have tried a bunch of different things to get this restored, including two visits to my local Apple store (Genius Bar) but no luck. I am always prompted for a "master password" but the one I set up does not work.
I have tried restoring system files (e.g., /Library/Keychains) from my Time Machine backups but that hasn't worked.
At this point, I fear I've lost everything on this disk but I figured I'd reach out in case anyone may know of a way around this.
Thanks in advance.