it appears root is not enabled and I cant set a root password with sudo as it is broken. Otherwise I blieve meneerjansen would have got me straightend up. I have leared alot about linux with this fun project. I have a backup I made with Winimage thankfully that isnt too far behind.
Dudleydes , thank for your suggestion. I will use your idea.
Thanks everyone for your time. We can close this. It is totally my fault and the resolution is to start over and dont do what I did again.