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Old 02-24-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-24-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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I would guess mint is it. Or linuxmint. What did you guess?
 
Old 02-24-2016, 03:49 PM   #3
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I would guess mint is it. Or linuxmint. What did you guess?
I don't think guessing is a good approach.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 04:16 PM   #4
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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/
 
Old 02-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 04-27-2016, 05:38 PM   #7
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For a live-dvd, the common password is usually toor which is root backwards. Don't know if it'll work.
 
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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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