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If you change the password as root (or administrator on windows), you don't
need the old password to set a new one.
On Thursday August 04, 2011, Sunil Venkatesh wrote:
> I wanted to try the ssh method to change the root password, but I stopped
> short since it will ask for old password before changing to a new one.
> However, I planning to create and make use of user accounts instead of
> looking for the root password.
> Thank you for the input.
> On Aug 4, 2011, at 12:27 PM, Aaron Peeler wrote:
> > Sunil,
> > On #2. The VCL load process is to randomize the root (and
> > administrator for windows) password. It should be in the vcld.log
> > file, but an easier option might be to ssh into the node and set the
> > root password to something you know when using xcat's rcons to look at
> > the console.
> > Aaron
> > On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Sunil Venkatesh <suni...@umbc.edu> wrote:
> >> Hi Josh,
> >> So, I was able to get the VCL to capture & restore the images on to the
> >> Power7 blade without any errors. The VCL web portal shows the Power7
> >> node being loaded with the captured image. I was looking for some
> >> clarification with a couple of things.
> >> 1. The web portal shows "Selection currently not available" when I
> >> intend to make a reservation on the Power7 blade that I have been
> >> working with all this while.
> >> 2. Once the image is loaded onto the blade, I am able to login from the
> >> management node without a password. However, when I am using rcons to
> >> login as root on the Power7 blade, it does not accept the root password
> >> I had used during the OS installation. Does the root password get reset
> >> to a default one? I was checking vcl/lib/VCL/Module/OS/Linux.pm if that
> >> is the case.
> >> Thanks & Regards,
> >> Sunil
> >> On Jul 7, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Josh Thompson wrote:
> >>> This and your next question are both deeper into the backend code that
> >>> I've worked with. Andy or Aaron may be able to answer your questions
> >>> further.
> >>> Josh
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