Solution for Unknown Root Password [LiveCD]

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Solution for Unknown Root Password [LiveCD]

Postby Harness » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:43 am

Hey guys,

After a few hours of interwebs searching and thinking, I've found a way to get by this password issue. Very simple in the end, here's what I did:

Control + Alt + F1, then...

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su
passwd root
*Asks for Password and Confirmation*


Then Control + Alt + F7, open up a terminal and...

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su
*password*
cd /usr/bin
./live-installer


And the installer should start without issue or errors. Did for me anyhow. Hope this helps somebody, more than "LOLUSENETBOOTIN" cuz that didn't work for me.

Harness.

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Re: Solution for Unknown Root Password [LiveCD]

Postby breaker » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:18 pm

rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/


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