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Root PWD, Mint 12 DE, USB

Postby scriptham » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:24 pm

Hi

I just installed Linux Mint 12 Debian Edition to USB using MS windows and UnetBootin.
When I boot a pc from the usb it runs satisfactorily, but it is quite obvious there are several issues to sort out.

I have 2 immediate problems.
1) Don't know the root PWD. I certainly didn't set one. I certainly wasn't asked for one.
2) When I load a terminal and type.
sudo passwd
followed by enter.
The terminal responds with
[sudo] password for mint:
But nothing that I type at the prompt shows on screen. When I press a key the cursor stops blinking, when I release the key it blinks again and nothing more.
Any ideas please?
Thanks
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Re: Root PWD, Mint 12 DE, USB

Postby RETNUH » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:32 pm

Did you install Linux Mint 12 or Linux Mint Debian Edition(LMDE)? There isn't a Linux Mint 12 Debian edition.

That said I haven't used LMDE so I don't know about it, but with the main edition when you install the password for the default user is the root password.
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Re: Root PWD, Mint 12 DE, USB

Postby scriptham » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi

Not sure about the version now.
What do I type to get the version?
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Re: Root PWD, Mint 12 DE, USB

Postby RETNUH » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:47 pm

In a terminal

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cat /etc/*release
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