Default root password for the Live CD

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Default root password for the Live CD

Post#1 by mychance » 19 Feb 2012, 17:42

Hi,

I am trying to install Porteus on a portable device and when I open Porteus installer, I am asked for a root password. I tried "Porteus", "user", "password", and even leave it blank but with no avail. I watched the install video tutorial and we can see that the guy is typing 4 characters but the video is SILENT so we get no clue as to what has to typed there.

So, what is the password and where were we supposed to retrieve it. I tried to type "root password" in the forum but couldn't get a valid answer.

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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#2 by beny » 19 Feb 2012, 18:14

root password: toor
guest password:guest
if you have done an usb installation, or hard disk installation, you can change the passwords as you want.

correction by fanthom
also moved to "Newbie questions"

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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#3 by mardy » 12 Oct 2015, 12:17

toor not working for current version
how to change password on installed system?

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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#4 by francois » 12 Oct 2015, 12:44

Welcome to this forum.

root user password is toor, unless you changed it at some point.

Please provide the output of what you have done in cli mode. Make sure that you are not using capital letters.
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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#5 by mardy » 13 Oct 2015, 07:33

Thank you, my bad.
I've set password while build and forgot about it:)

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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#6 by francois » 13 Oct 2015, 17:23

Please put SOLVED in the title of your post.
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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#7 by cleopete » 12 Sep 2016, 19:00

My default password turned out to be nimda. I didn't set it, but toor didn't work and it seemed worth a try.

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Re: Default root password for the Live CD

Post#8 by francois » 13 Sep 2016, 02:45

For guest user, password is guest.

Command to change it:

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su
toor
passwd
Though you will need persistence. :(
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