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Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 08:25:25 PM »
 

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If the disk is based on Mint the root password may be blank. The sudo commands on some live cd/dvd don't require a password.
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Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 08:05:49 PM »
 

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I think that SolydXK use a simular method.

If I may be so bold as to ask for some of your valuable time and use teamviewer to link our machines and you could talk me through it as I record the video but then I remembered you have a slow connection, maybe use, nah if something struggles find a way around it.

I want OS's that never ever ask me for a password again, I don't want nanny holding my hand, so how do I run them as root? I run XP as admin and that works well.

How often does windows ask a user for a password? I only run XP as admin so I can access all the folders.

Is there a line I can add to sudoers that would do what I want I normally add "user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL"

I hate having to relinquish my hold on the mouse to type in the keyboard, it's so non productive.

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Mind you I could actually set the default language in Lite to "English UK" then.
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Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 07:07:50 PM »
 

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Why put the iso on usb? If you have it on file? Just copy/extract/unzip it and chroot into it and make your changes.

Then fly on usb, cd,dvd after you reset it so it uses no password. I think the Ubuntu Link I showed how to set that up.
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Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 07:04:42 PM »
 

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I don't think it is possible to change password on a live system as the iso and dvd image is read only. No?
I might be wrong though.
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How about if I put the ISO on a USB? or summat

I do the stranges of things sometimes, good road tester, just been reading about Deepin the Ubuntu based distro with a desktop done in HTML5, seems the right approach to this old fool, cross platform etc, they've changed to a 12 month release cycle from 6 months.
 

Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 06:52:38 PM »
 

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I don't think it is possible to change password on a live system as the iso and dvd image is read only. No?

I might be wrong though. It will entail extracting the iso off of the disk. Then chrooting into the extracted iso probably.

Not something for the unskilled or timid.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization

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Customization limits

I guess. Though no idea how to extract or chroot into a live media already burnt.
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Re: How/can I change the root password
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 03:38:26 PM »
 

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I can't imagine an event where you need it?
I'm a forgetful old man and I have a rescue iso I put together a few years ago for Mint LMDE users for installing their qt4-fsarchiver backups because the official one was cr*p and I want to install it in virtualbox but it demands a password before it will let me proceed.

I use very few but can't guess this one so changing the password is my last option, I don't want to install the app and screenlets again as I think I had to tweak the code when python was upgraded.

I think it's a very good idea that is being used insome distros to ask for a root password when you install, it stops folk asking what it is.

Another of my gripes is that when your installing and setting the passwords they should default to displaying what's entered with a check box to toggle for business users.

The best windows virtualbox XP install I have you run as admin and no silly business passwords are asked for, bliss for normal folk, I hate bringing business practices into my home.

No passwords ever


Would it be so awful for the devs to do something to help us normal folk?.


I guess it could start a revolution though


Sorry I read your last post after I posted this, tongue in cheek Welsh humour.
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Re: How/can I change the root password
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How Can I change the Root Password?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 11:24:19 AM »
 

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How or is it possible to change the root password on a running live DVD please
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