What's the password of iPXE root account?



  • Server
    • FOG Version: 1.3.0-RC36
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
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    Description

    The capture took a long time than expected. I wanted to login and check the status, but the screen showed nothing and didn’t response to any key pressed. I tried to ssh into host, but don’t know the password of root account. What’s the default password?


  • Moderator

    @Maorui2k Package your own init using the source.

    You can chroot into FOS while it’s uncompressed and change root’s password, then exit, and package FOS into an init.



  • @george1421 Yes, this is what I wanted to do. Is it possible to set a default password for it? Issues are happened accidently, I cannot always enable the debug mode. If I can access the engine via ssh, it would be helpful to identify the root cause more efficiently.


  • Senior Developer

    If you’re trying to login to your server using a “root” account, this isn’t created by FOG and Ubuntu tends to shy away from actually creating a localized “root” account with a password. You typically would create another user during installation, and that user will automatically have “sudo” rights allowing that user to elevate privileges.


  • Moderator

    If you are trying to connect to the FOS engine (the high performance customized linux OS that captures and deploys images on the target computer)? If so you can’t ssh into it without FOS being in debug mode. If its in debug mode, and you set root’s password then you can ssh into FOS.


  • Moderator

    Where exactly are you trying to login? The server itself or the WebGUI?


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