[Freedombox-discuss] password reset

Johannes Keyser johanneskeyser at posteo.de
Wed Nov 13 22:09:04 GMT 2019

Hello Geert,

I'm not sure whether this is still up to date, but look at Sunil's
answer at https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1242.
My guess would be that you have to chroot into the SD card to do this.

Another idea to gain SSH-login might be to add an SSH-pubkey into fbx's
.ssh/authorized_keys, but I haven't tried that.

In case my answers are rubbish, I hope the mailing list will fix it :).

Groeten en good luck,

On 13.11.19 20:07, Geert Stappers wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?
> Groeten
> Geert Stappers

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