Log In As Root in Live Mode (Linux Mint)

Monday, September 26, 2011 posted by CSch

After crashing your system and getting entertaining colored screens on boot, you may have to consider booting in live mode from a bootable device such as an installation DVD or a USB-device. However you'll need to be able to log in as root in most cases to make changes in configuration files and others to get your system running again. While you can log in as root with a password on your normal system, you can do so in live mode by entering

sudo su -

into the terminal. This logs you in as root so you get to edit your important broken files to be able to boot from your hard drive again.

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One Response to “Log In As Root in Live Mode (Linux Mint)”

  1. Someone says:

    Nope. It still asks me for a root password…

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