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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:09 am    Post subject: What is the root password of the 2005.1 LiveCD? Reply with quote

Hi, Anyone knows What is the root password of the 2005.1 LiveCD? Or how can I get the root authority ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just type "passwd" and you can change it to whatever you want.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you niotice when it boots one of the last lines is "the root password has been set to a random string for security purposes, please use passwd to change it." or something like that.....

It leaves you logged in as root.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the root password on the live cd is scrambled, which in my opinion meens that there is no root password, so you have to create one yourself by typing passwd
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A password is set alright, and it's scrambled in order for it not to be the same for everyone firing up the LiveCD - so you don't need to set one yourself the very instant you've landed on the shell prompt. There's instant networking when you boot the LiveCD, try imagining what wonderfully insane havoc a password-less root login could wreak... :roll:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
Use this thread instead: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-226569-highlight-livecd+password.html
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