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USB install password

Postby mikkie on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:05 pm

I installed Mint on my 4 gb flash drive using the installer from this site: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-linux-mint-8-to-a-flash-drive-in-windows/. It has worked great, but I did have to do a soft reboot (Crtl-Alt-Backspace) today. When it came back up, it asked for a password. I was never asked to create a password during install, so I had to shut it off and restart. Does anyone know what the default password is for this install? I tried "password", "1234", "administrator", and "passwd" but none worked.
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Re: USB install password

Postby breaker on Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:54 am

Hmm, there shouldn't be one... are you sure it doesn't say that it will log you in automatically in 10 seconds?
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Re: USB install password

Postby mikkie on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 pm

No. There is a log in box. If I just let it sit there, that's what it does....sit. No auto log in after 10 sec or 60 secs. No passwords that I can think of work. At this point I have to do a full restart when the OS hangs.
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Re: USB install password

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:23 pm

try just pressing Enter without entering a password. Also, some people have found that "Mint" works.
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