[Freedombox-discuss] password reset

Geert Stappers stappers at stappers.nl
Wed Nov 13 19:07:54 GMT 2019


How to do a password reset for a freedombox?

Yes, I forgot the password from my freedombox.
( Hardware is Olimex A20 "Pioneer" kit )

At https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Manual/SecureShell
is only  "change password" documented.

What I tried

* removed SD card from fdbx
* SD card into another Linux box
* mounted the SD card under /mnt
*  sudo vi /mnt/etc/passwd  # changed "fbx:*:" into "fbx::"
* SD card back in fdbx
*  ssh fbx at myfdbx    # but still a password prompt

What would be succesfull path to a password reset?

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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