Passwor for live mint14

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Passwor for live mint14

Postby borgward » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:20 pm

What is the password for live session mint 14?

I need to su, or sudo su so that I can check a hdd for bad sectors.

mint@mint ~ $ smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [x86_64-linux-3.5.0-17-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen,

Smartctl open device: /dev/sda failed: Permission denied
mint@mint ~ $

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Re: Passwor for live mint14

Postby xenopeek » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:41 pm

You don't need a password to run sudo from the live session. What you do need to do, of course, is type the command with sudo if you want to use sudo... So instead run:

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sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

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