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I am planning to run backtrack in Live USB mode with persistent memory, can I change the password of root, because my friends will certainly mess up with the files if it has default root/toot credentials.

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Run passwd while being root.
Follow the instructions.

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Yes you can, just type passwd as root and change the password. Next time you log in you will have to use your new password.

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