[CentOS] Re: Live CD root password

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Fri Jul 13 14:54:47 UTC 2007

On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Mogens Kjaer wrote:

> Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
>> On 7/13/07, Mogens Kjaer <mk at crc.dk> wrote:
>>> Does the root user on the CentOS 5 live CD have
>>> a password? If so, which?
>> See this:
>> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2007-July/014021.html
> Thanks for the link - I had only searched this list for the answer,
> not the announce list :-(
> For someone else making this mistake the answer is 12qwaszx
> the first two characters in each row on the keyboard (unless
> you have a German keyboard).

But the real question is, why is there a root passwd in the first place?

I spent 2 hrs with google yesterday trying to find the answer to this
question myself and the only way I found it was to ask on IRC (Thank you gh0st).
Obviously, I too did not know the correct question to ask google. :-)

Could it be posted somewhere more prominent?

Just curious.


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