[SOLVED] change password for live user session

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[SOLVED] change password for live user session

Postby razedafear on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:11 am

Hi

I am booting Mint 13 Maya using a USB flash disk (live user session). However i want to change the existing live user password. The existing password is simply blank. but once i try to change it, it asks me to enter existing password, so i cant leave it blank. How should i change the password for the live sessions now??

Any help??

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Re: change password for live user session

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:36 am

Ok, to avoid that problem, open a terminal, type in "sudo su" and press enter.
Now enter "passwd" and press enter.
Type in the pass you want twice.

Done.
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Re: change password for live user session

Postby razedafear on Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:34 am

changed the password with sudo su..created a password but did not work. it still shows Invalid password when i try to change it, note that i am trying to changing password for a liver user session.
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Re: change password for live user session

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:47 pm

Enter: "passwd {username}"
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Re: change password for live user session

Postby razedafear on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi

I finally managed to change the password, but when lock the screen, turns out it does not get locked. when i mouse the touchpad the desktop comes back without asking the password.

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Re: change password for live user session

Postby razedafear on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:18 pm

Hi guys

please ignore my last post.. Thanks @sagirfahmid3... the issue is solved now. i just checked it. :)
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Re: [SOLVED] change password for live user session

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:39 pm

Putting a password on a live USB doesn't make it secure anyways...Someone can just change the boot parameter and login as root without entering a password, or easier yet, they can use their own Linux live CD/USB and plug in your drive and the Home folder would be right there...visible. There are no Linux (encrypted) live .isos.
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