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horrid1, Dec 31, 1:11am
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I recently installed Linux Mint Gloria on my laptop, but haven't used it yet. Wanted to use it today, and found that I can't get past the user-name/password. I don't recall setting any, and am wondering if there is a default that I can use. If not, should I uninstall then reinstall it. Tia Ernie.

0800xford, Dec 31, 1:17am
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apparently [after googling it] "Your default username is administrator Your default password is administrator"

either that or it's demo or root or user [or similar]
you can use the command # passwd to alter passwords
but you will need the root password to do this.

see here: http://linux. die.net/man/1/passwd


0800xford, Dec 31, 1:17am
apparently [after googling it] "Your default username is administrator Your default password is administrator"

-the following was not googled-
either that or it's demo or root or user [or similar]
you can use the command # passwd to alter passwords
but you will need the root password to do this.

see here: http://linux. die.net/man/1/passwd

horrid1, Dec 31, 3:43am
I had googled and tried all I could find, and now tried your suggestions.

I will now try uninstalling and see what happens!

0800xford, Dec 31, 3:45am
you needn't reinstall just to change a password. . .

rua69, Dec 31, 3:59am
By all means write down your username and password should you reinstall. . . trust me, you WILL be asked to make them up, IME. I think you can set it to bypass the login screen, though.

0800xford, Dec 31, 4:02am
and mint likes you to have a "secure" eg long boring password
it even reminds you =p

"1111 is not a suitable password, please try again [you f'n noob]"
like whoah!

rua69, Dec 31, 4:08am
horrid1, check out this page:
http://www. howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-linux-mint-7-g
loria
(or http://is. gd/5HkZf )

A Mint install on a modern laptop is a 15 minute job, tops. It's a superb distro, hope you enjoy it.

rozendaal, Dec 31, 6:50am
I've got mint on my Warehouse Stationary *clearance* budget Compaq with Vista, works great, I only boot into Vista to play Command and Conquer 3 [to be honest my excuse to buy the lappie in the first place]

0800xford, Dec 31, 7:02am
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debian is for grown ups, i'm not sure why i use it

horrid1, Dec 31, 10:25pm
Thanks guys for your help.

I uninstalled Mint last night, and about 3am I remembered the required password , which I had set months ago.

I believe that the memory gets worse as you get older! !

i will now install Mint on another older computer, if I can remember where I left it!

rua69, Jan 1, 12:04am
That's why I find keeping a written log of all significant system changes to be helpful - not that I always follow my own advice, ha.

0800xford, Jan 1, 12:11am
always write down passwords then fax them to yourself.

/deadpan

guest, Dec 8, 5:30pm
Actually Mint 10 installs create a user and password for you...when the install completes, you're supposed to guess what they are. EPIC FAIL.

derandy, Jul 18, 11:22am
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I had the same problem.
I tried out so many things.
But the right one:

name: mint
pass: *blanc*

guest, Aug 11, 11:49am
geek_derandy

you are a saviour.

I was being asked for a password halfway through a fresh install :)

guest, Oct 14, 1:02am
mint 11...
still cant get on

guest, Nov 1, 7:02am
mint 11 same as answer 15

guest, Nov 3, 5:45am
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Same problem here -- using a Linux Mint Stick
Being regimented every way possible

Hackers and government spy agencies have easy access to the computer
But the user needs to jump through hoops

Default should be No Password !

guest, Nov 5, 1:47am
Thanks geek_derandy !!!

guest, Nov 18, 10:54pm
Thanks guys. Userid is mint and leave the password blank.

guest, Dec 31, 2:17pm
just type sudo su

chuck_neal, Jan 9, 8:05pm
i can't get into root to do apt-get upgrade on my linux mint 12t is lisa setup what is the root password?

guest, Apr 18, 2:25am
i was being ask 4 a username and password after a fresh installation of linux mint 11 what's the default username and password for this?

lazyguest, Aug 11, 4:54am
As of July 2013, running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) Mate Edition, from Live CD installed on USB (Yumi), the default user is mint, and the password... is not blanc or *blanc* and is not an empty password either. It is not mint either... so what is it? I am testing the password by opening a terminal window and writing
sudo login
to get the login prompt. When I give the string mint as the Username and I try the previous suggestions as the Passwords I get
Login Incorrect

So.... what is the password of the default user mint?
Searching google did not help me...

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