Thanks for the tip!
Up and running!!!!
ps It seems that the 4 gb usb had two partions, 1 of 3.7 gb and one of 200 mb.
Both seem to have a /etc/passwd file.
Any idee what this little partition is doing there?
Jeroen Voss & Cathy Smet
From: Robert Hammond <robham@...
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2010 11:01:01 AM
Subject: Re: [nslu2-general] recover from lost password.
In message <ht6s5e+koqb@...
>Hi 2 mounths ago I unsluged my nslu2.
>Everything went pretty well. I attached a 4 gb usb stick to port2, and
>even installed my OS on it.
>Al worked fine. I even installed ssh on it, and was able to acces my
>slug bij www,telnet and ssh.
>Now 3 mounths later, not being able to play with it for 3 mounths, i'm
>trying to login and...... seem to have forgotten the login name and
>password voor telnet and ssh.
>De web interface is accessable, and i even can login with admin account
>to open telnet.
>I'm a idiot!
>Removing my 4 gb drive and rebooting it, gives me a www interface
>stating i booted from internal flash, but when i enable my telnet in
>the interface and telnet to my slug, again its asking me about a login
>name and passwd.
>Any options to recover? Or did i brick my slug? Data on my 4 gb usb is
>not important, and may be cleaned.
>Any change by reflashing my slug? by doing a reset methode?
>Help! i'm pretty much unhappy about being a idiot..
>thanks for any information
You can always recover a slug broken in this way by booting the slug
without any disk and then logging in with telnet and the default
From memory I think that the sequence is :-
1. Firstly shut down your slug and remove any disks
2. Boot up your slug
3. Enable telnet using the management web page
4. Telnet into your slug using the default user and password which is
root and uNSLUng
At this point you can hot plug in any disks and once they are mounted
will enable you to navigate to the disks and fix the broken password
file. Unfortunately I cannot give you any help with this, but be
careful not to accidentally change the default password file located in
the flash memory..
592B 0199 2D7F FC05 C4B1 0404 2258 4471 1541 44DA
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