[Novalug] Re: [Ma-linux] Getting root access on a Ubuntu Live Cd (ver 5.0.4)
kenf at speakeasy.net
Sat Dec 30 15:29:39 EST 2006
On Sat, 30 Dec 2006, Jay Hart wrote:
Here is my problem (which I've tried googling to find workaround).
I want to see what is on all my old hard drives prior to running DBAN on them.
Thought I would boot a live CD and mount drives and see what they look like
from a data perspective.
So, I boot PC using Ubuntu 5.0.4 Liv CD, which boots me into user unbuntu with
ID of 1000+. But now I can't su to root, so I can mount drive and see data.
I've tried googling to see how I can get around this, but no luck.
I'm hoping someone can help me overcome this.
I just had to do this to repair a windoze s___box.
I did sudo passwd root and assigned a password to the root account.
Then su worked. I get tired of typing sudo before everything when I
have to do alot of commands. And in the live cd, the root password is
on the ramdisk, so it goes poof when you shut down.
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