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    Default management passwords are unknown

    Hi Team,

    I have Management server running in R76 Gaia version. Unfortunately i lost all my passwords and old known backup. I found there is a procedure mentioned in "sk92663". But my only worry is what if the management doesn't come up post booting from Emergendisk.
    Is there any other workaround?

    Regrads,
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    Default Re: management passwords are unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by iamramu92 View Post
    Hi Team,

    I have Management server running in R76 Gaia version. Unfortunately i lost all my passwords and old known backup. I found there is a procedure mentioned in "sk92663". But my only worry is what if the management doesn't come up post booting from Emergendisk.
    Is there any other workaround?

    Regrads,
    Ram T S
    Its all just linux under the hood. If you don't want to use emergendisk then boot up whatever flavor of linux you want off a usb or cdrom, modify /etc/shadow (this is where the password hash is set) and then do a chattr +i /etc/shadow. This will prevent it from being changed. Reboot, login, enter expert chattr -i /etc/shadow and then fix the pssword via clish.

    If you're worried about doing a clean shutdown plug in a usb keyboard and see if doing a ctrl-alt-del will start the reboot process. Can't say it will for sure.

    Here is a thread on doing it the linux way with a few different options.

    https://www.cpug.org/forums/archive/...p/t-21586.html
    Last edited by jflemingeds; 2016-12-29 at 15:56.

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