Resetting password on ALOHA
This section shows you how to reset the ALOHA "admin" password without going though a factory reset.
We also recommend that you reset the "admin" password after you install the ALOHA.
Check that you have a working console connection to the ALOHA.
If you have a physical ALOHA, then you must connect to the serial port.
If you have a virtual ALOHA, then follow the instructions here using the Graphical/Direct console.
Immediately after you switch on the ALOHA, press the "escape" key multiple times to get to the grub menu.
Press e to edit the commands before you boot Image 1.
Select the kernel line and press e again.
Once you can edit the kernel line, do the following:
ttyS0in the console
Press Enter to save the configured kernel params and return to the previous menu
Press b to start the image.
Once started, you will be in a hostile environment; hence, you must invoke a shell using
Proceed in the order below to reset the "admin" password:
Mount the system partition (second partition of the compact flash).
"Untar" the saved configuration.
Remove the shadow file.
Recreate the configuration archive again and move it to overwrite the old one.
"Umount" the system partition.
$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt $ sudo cd /tmp $ sudo tar xzf /mnt/cfg/config.cur $ sudo rm etc/shadow $ sudo tar czf config.cur etc/ $ sudo mv config.cur /mnt/cfg/ $ sudo umount /mnt
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