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Forgot password for Peppermint (SOLVED)
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:50:03 pm »
A month or so after installing Peppermint, I FINALLY figured out how to get my HP laptop to dual boot. Gotta love Win10 & Intel's UEFI. Anyway, needless to say I forgot the password to Peppermint. IS there a simple way to reset it or do I have to reinstall the OS?
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« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 12:02:44 am by PCNetSpec, Reason: marked as (SOLVED) »

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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 09:05:37 am »
Best instructions I've seen to date:
https://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 05:29:59 pm »
YAY! Although both sites gave the same instructions, which worked as advertised, the psychocats was just a bit easier for me to follow. So...

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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 12:01:38 am »
We're just glad to hear you're back in :)
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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint (SOLVED)
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 03:51:01 pm »
 ::) It's kind of nice you can do this, but at the same time rather scarry...
...anyone with physical access could do it  :(

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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint (SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 04:26:24 pm »
::) It's kind of nice you can do this, but at the same time rather scarry...
...anyone with physical access could do it  :(

Wouldn't stop them even if it was impossible to change password .. they'd just access via a LiveUSB (and maybe chroot).

That's what encryption is for ;)

If someone has local access to ANY PC with ANY OS and time, you shouldn't consider ANYTHING on it secure .. even encryption won't hold them at bay forever but hopefully long enough for you to implement mitigations.



Well maybe James Bond has something that nukes a five mile radius if you don't submit a quantum encrypted DNA key for analysis prior to drive access (or upon tampering) .. but for the rest of us....
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Re: Forgot password for Peppermint (SOLVED)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 05:05:40 pm »
 :D :D