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    Most of the time this works with livecds:
    sudo passwd su
    or
    passwd su
    to set the password for SU.
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    If LiveCD comes with predefined password then there is no way to reset it unless you know the actual password.
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    Thats not true. I did it once. I forgot with what distro. but some do use that way I defined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen
    Thats not true. I did it once. I forgot with what distro. but some do use that way I defined.
    Please do let me know. AFAIK, its not possible. If you dont know password of LiveCD, its not possible to assign new one.
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    Well as I said I dont recall what distro it was.
    But I know I played around with Zenwalk, Debian(xfce), Gentoo, Goblin lately there is a big chance that one of them was that.
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    I have used LiveCDs of all those distros and none of LiveCD has predefined root password. Enter key worked in all those.
    IIRC, earlier version of Gentoo LiveCD had predefined password and hitting Enter key or assigning new password didn't work. I had to search for Gentoo password that time. I will check Gentoo LiveCD in my CD Stack again and let you know version and exact password. I am 100% sure that assigning new didn't work. I had to Google for that.
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    how do i download a knoppix or slax live cd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan_2412 View Post
    how do i download a knoppix or slax live cd?
    KNOPPIX - Mirrors
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