Linux Mint Default Password?

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.

geek_horrid1, Dec 31, 2:11 pm

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

geek_0800xford, Dec 31, 2:17 pm

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

geek_0800xford, Dec 31, 2:17 pm

I had googled and tried all I could find, and now tried your suggestions.

I will now try uninstalling and see what happens!

geek_horrid1, Dec 31, 4:43 pm

you needn't reinstall just to change a password. . .

geek_0800xford, Dec 31, 4:45 pm

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.

geek_rua69, Dec 31, 4:59 pm

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!

geek_0800xford, Dec 31, 5:02 pm

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.

geek_rua69, Dec 31, 5:08 pm

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]

geek_rozendaal, Dec 31, 7:50 pm

debian is for grown ups, i'm not sure why i use it

geek_0800xford, Dec 31, 8:02 pm

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!

geek_horrid1, Jan 1, 11:25 am

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.

geek_rua69, Jan 1, 1:04 pm

always write down passwords then fax them to yourself.

/deadpan

geek_0800xford, Jan 1, 1:11 pm

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.

geek_guest, Dec 9, 6:30 am

I had the same problem.
I tried out so many things.
But the right one:

name: mint
pass: *blanc*

geek_derandy, Jul 18, 11:22 pm

geek_derandy

you are a saviour.

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

geek_guest, Aug 11, 11:49 pm

mint 11...
still cant get on

geek_guest, Oct 14, 2:02 pm

mint 11 same as answer 15

geek_guest, Nov 1, 8:02 pm

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 !

geek_guest, Nov 3, 6:45 pm

Thanks geek_derandy !!!

geek_guest, Nov 5, 2:47 pm

Thanks guys. Userid is mint and leave the password blank.

geek_guest, Nov 19, 11:54 am

just type sudo su

geek_guest, Jan 1, 3:17 am

i can't get into root to do apt-get upgrade on my linux mint 12t is lisa setup what is the root password?

geek_chuck_neal, Jan 10, 9:05 am

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?

geek_guest, Apr 18, 2:25 pm

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...

geek_lazyguest, Aug 11, 4:54 pm

User name is mint, password is left blank. Step 1: type in mint and hit return. Step 2: hit return again without typing anything. Step 3: enjoy!

geek_guest, Jan 10, 3:37 pm

If you downloaded and installed the vdi image for 17 Qiana Mate 64bits. User and password both are: adminuser

geek_dorussie, Aug 16, 10:38 pm