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    Question My root password on a LIVE CD?

    I am running my live CD to do something in ROOT in the terminal, but it asks for my password and I am running a live CD... how do I get around this???

    or what is the default root password for ubuntu 8.10 LIVE?

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    Re: My root password on a LIVE CD?

    You can't login as root. Ubuntu does not use the root account. You can use sudo if you need to do anything as root, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

    As far as I know, the password on the live CD is empty. Just press Enter when it asks for a password after entering "sudo <command>".
    Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: My root password on a LIVE CD?

    I did that, and I pressed enter multiple times. this is what happens:


    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo -i
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~#

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    Re: My root password on a LIVE CD?

    Never mind I got it. last time it asked for passwords.


    thanks.

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    Re: My root password on a LIVE CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellstudios View Post
    I did that, and I pressed enter multiple times. this is what happens:


    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo -i
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~# 
    root@ubuntu:~#
    When the last part of the prompt changes from a $ to a #, it means the user is running as superuser(root?).

    Also, the user (in the case above) changes from ubuntu to root

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