I forgot my SSH password for ArchLinux on My PogoPlug v4.

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I forgot my SSH password for ArchLinux on My PogoPlug v4.

Postby czarjosh » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:58 pm

About 2 years ago I was messing around with a pogo plug 4 and I installed ArchLinux on it. I pulled it out of the closet today to tinker with it again, and I cannot SSH into it at all. I have no idea what the password is. I have tried root, ceadmin, everything I go to, but I completely forgot it.

I am ok with losing everything and starting fresh. Any thoughts on how to move forward?
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Re: I forgot my SSH password for ArchLinux on My PogoPlug v4

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:10 pm

I would say you could edit the file system offline, and be able to fix it.
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Re: I forgot my SSH password for ArchLinux on My PogoPlug v4

Postby czarjosh » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:10 pm

I would not even know where to begin to do that. Any thoughts?
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Re: I forgot my SSH password for ArchLinux on My PogoPlug v4

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:20 pm

This a a temporary and stop-gap method:
* mount the driver on another linux system
* As root, edit /path/to/drive/etc/shadow , changing root:<something>: to the output per below --

http://serverfault.com/questions/330069 ... for-shadow
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