Root password live USB [SOLVED]

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Root password live USB [SOLVED]

Postby DaTorbiera on Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:01 am


The other day I created a live USB with Mint 16 Xfce with persistence. Works like a charm. I set up the WiFi, my VPN, the works. I even managed to set up a second user account using adduser.

But now that I'm trying to repeat all of this on another USB, I can no longer run adduser unless as log on as root. But since I don't know the password for root on the live image I'm stuck. Does anyone know what the password is ? All the usual ones don't work.

Many thanks

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Re: Root password live USB

Postby wh7qq on Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:40 pm

You don't need the root password. Just do
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sudo su
in a terminal and you will become root. If you must have a root password, you can then do
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passwd root newpassword
(replace newpassword with your choice) but it will, of course, dissappear the next time you boot the live disk. Most commands will work by simply using
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preceding the command.
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Re: Root password live USB

Postby ssfc72 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:26 am

Doesn't work running mint4win.
After typing in, sudo su, in Terminal, I get a response that the command is not allowed.
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Re: Root password live USB

Postby WinterTroubles on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:39 am

The mint4win Windows installer was not able to reliably handle the size of the ISO images. It was therefore removed and isn't available in Linux Mint 16.
From the release notes for mint 16 xfce :?:

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