Password for Live Session User

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Password for Live Session User

Postby larrinski on Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:24 pm

I have been running Mint 8 on a USB stick. I use a work laptop and boot from it. That way I can use it as my personal computer, and then re-boot into Windows when I am working. Saves me from having to buy a personal use laptop...Having said that, the Live Session User doesn't seem to be listed as a user in the Control Panel, only 'root'. Is there a default user name and password for the live session user? Or, will making a new user, and not auto log-in into the live session user work?... My preference would be when booting, it go to a log-in screen and prompt for a user name and password for security in case someone gets their hands on the USB. Clear as mud?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Password for Live Session User

Postby AndrewH on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:22 pm

I was curious about this too. I was wondering how TrueCrypt would work with the live CD, since TrueCrypt needs administrator privileges to mount TrueCrypt volumes.
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Re: Password for Live Session User

Postby stevefed5291 on Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:43 am

I believe the the live session defaults to the root user, meaning that when you are running off of a live disk, you are running as root. You can add users by running 'adduser' at the shell/terminal.
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Re: Password for Live Session User

Postby borgward on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:27 pm

mint@mint ~ $ adduser
adduser: Only root may add a user or group to the system.
mint@mint ~ $
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