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Last Post 13 Jul 2018 07:10 AM by  Adam Ford
Change linux root password
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New Member
New Member

31 Jul 2014 09:38 AM
    How do I change the root password before building with ltib BSP v2.4-2?
    Basic Member
    Basic Member

    31 Jul 2014 12:22 PM
    Try these steps below to change your default root password in your Linux image.

    1. Use the 'passwrd' command on your target system to update the /etc/passwd an /etc/shadow files
    2. Copy the /etc/passwd /etc/shadow files to your host pc to the config/platform/omap_logic/merge/etc directory.
    3. Build your OS image
    4. Boot your updated image on your Target System.
    5. Verify your root password has changed by booting your updated OS
    Joshua Pagnotta
    New Member
    New Member

    06 Jul 2018 06:28 PM

    This appears to be limited to only use the first 8 characters of the password entered. Have any updates been made to support passwords that are longer than 8 characters?

    Adam Ford
    Advanced Member
    Advanced Member

    13 Jul 2018 07:10 AM

    The 2.4-4 BSP didn't really change any of the login system. We upgraded from LTIB to Buildroot when we migrated our Kernel to 4.4, and we updated the Buildroot environment again when we migrated to 4.9 kernel.


    Unfortunately, the LTIB environment hasn't been updated by their developers, which is what caused us to move away from LTIB to to Buildroot.
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