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Rampant 02-24-2016 03:05 PM

What is the root password for the Linux Mint Live DVD?
 
What is the root password for the Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit Cinnamon Live DVD?
It has one, but I don't know what it is.
My plan is to use the Live DVD to wipe a hard disk.

Rinndalir 02-24-2016 03:27 PM

I would guess mint is it. Or linuxmint. What did you guess?

Rampant 02-24-2016 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rinndalir (Post 5505592)
I would guess mint is it. Or linuxmint. What did you guess?

I don't think guessing is a good approach.

yancek 02-24-2016 04:16 PM

There should be no password or login on the Live DVD. Generally, this is a bad download or a bad burn or it could be the fact the site was hacked a few days ago. As luck would have it, the onlhy version that appeared to be hacked is the one you downloaded so that might be it. Do an md5 checksum to start with. Read the link below

http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-m...kdoor-version/

Rampant 02-24-2016 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rampant (Post 5505579)
What is the root password for the Linux Mint 17.3 64-bit Cinnamon Live DVD?
It has one, but I don't know what it is.
My plan is to use the Live DVD to wipe a hard disk.

The live dvd has no users, but you can add an administrator in the sudo group and execute sudo commands.

Rampant 02-24-2016 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yancek (Post 5505622)
There should be no password or login on the Live DVD. Generally, this is a bad download or a bad burn or it could be the fact the site was hacked a few days ago. As luck would have it, the onlhy version that appeared to be hacked is the one you downloaded so that might be it. Do an md5 checksum to start with. Read the link below

http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-m...kdoor-version/

The md5 checksum is a match. My version predates the hack attack. I tried to do su, but I cannot get it authorized.
But I was able to use sudo after adding an administrator with administrator privileges and that is good enough for me,
I think.

snook 04-27-2016 05:38 PM

For a live-dvd, the common password is usually toor which is root backwards. Don't know if it'll work.

Rampant 04-27-2016 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snook (Post 5537515)
For a live-dvd, the common password is usually toor which is root backwards. Don't know if it'll work.

Next time, I'll try that, but I was able to resolve the problem as indicated earlier by adding an administrator.


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