HAProxy ALOHA Documentation 14.5

Default Password Reset

If you've lost your password, you can restore the default admin password without resetting all parameters to the factory defaults.

    • Connect to your physical appliance through the serial port, or

    • Connect to your virtual appliance through your hypervisor's graphical console.

  1. To display the Grub menu, press ESC.

       GNU Grub version 0.96 (639K lower / 1047488K upper memory)
    
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | Image 1 (VGA console)                                             |
    | Image 2 (VGA console)                                             |
    | Maintenance Kernel (serial console)                               |
    | Maintenance Kernel (VGA console)                                  |
    | Reboot                                                            |
    | Halt                                                              |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
  2. Select Image 1, then press e.

       GNU Grub version 0.96 (639K lower / 1047488K upper memory)
    
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | root (hd0,1)                                                      |
    | savedefault savemap                                               |
    | kernel /sys/active/kernel.img root=/dev/ram0 ro auto quiet panic=1|
    | initrd /sys/active/initrd.img                                     |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
  3. To edit the kernel line, select it, then press e.

    [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
      lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
      completions of a device/filename. ESC at any time exits. ]
    
    <t panic=1 flash=sda2 imag=active vmm=kvm console=tty0
  4. Append INITSHELL=1 to the boot command.

    <t panic=1 flash=sda2 imag=active vmm=kvm console=tty0 INITSHELL=1
  5. Press Enter.

    The Grub menu displays again.

       GNU Grub version 0.96 (639K lower / 1047488K upper memory)
    
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | root (hd0,1)                                                      |
    | savedefault savemap                                               |
    | kernel /sys/active/kernel.img root=/dev/ram0 ro auto quiet panic=1|
    | initrd /sys/active/initrd.img                                     |
    +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
  6. To boot the kernel line command, select it, then press b.

    You have requested this prompt by appending INITSHELL=1 to the kernel cmd line.
    Entering command line mode : enter one command per line, end with '.'
    OK
    >
  7. To start a Bash shell, enter /bin/sh.

    > /bin/sh
    sh-3.00#
  8. Reset the default password, then exit the Bash console.

    sh-3.00# /sbin/restore-etc
    sh-3.00# cat /usr/share/factory/base-etc/shadow > /etc/shadow
    sh-3.00# /sbin/save-etc
    sh-3.00# exit
  9. To boot the appliance, enter . (a dot) at the new prompt.

    > .
  10. Log in to the appliance as user admin with the admin password.

  11. Change the default password from the Setup tab in the web UI.


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