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reset local accounts on IPBrick

To reset the passwords on IPBrick (Debian) you will need to edit the default Grub menu at the boot screen.

Select the kernel and the Grub Boot screen and press e

Locate the kernel line of and enter

 init=/bin/bash 

at the very end.

press

 CTRL-X 

The server will then boot at drop you at the command prompt.

Enter the following to reset the passwords and reboot the server

mount -rw -o remount /
mount /usr
/usr/bin/passwd username

[ you will now be prompted to confirm and change the password]

shutdown -r -n now

The server will now reboot and you can login locally with the passwords you have just set.


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