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john 06-13-2008 07:05 PM

hardy: unable to change root passwd on thinclient image: SOLVED
 
Hurray!

Thanks Dean! I know understand that I have to unlock the account
AFTER I rebuild the image and reboot the client. I was trying to
unlock it before I rebuilt the image.

So for future reference the steps should be:

1. sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
2. issue the "passwd" command and changed the password
3. exit the chroot environment
4. sudo ltsp-update-image
5. reboot the thin client
6. sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386 and do passwd -u

Now I am able to login to the tc image.

Thanks to all for your help.

John


On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:44 PM, Dean Mumby <dean@mumby.co.za> wrote:
> Be sure to unlock the account , in chroot passwd -u root
>
> -original message-
> Subject: Re: hardy: unable to change root passwd on thinclient image
> From: john <lists.john@gmail.com>
> Date: 13/06/2008 12:58 am
>
> Hi Ville et al.
>
>> I am not able to test this now, but shuold You do this in reverse
>> order? First update-image (if/when needed) and then chroot in opt and
>> set the password.
>>
> I am pretty sure that the image is built second otherwise it won't
> benefit from the password change.
> Passing the unlock -u option then rebuilding didn't work either.
>
> I haven't been able to get rebuild this image so that I can get in to
> it. Has anyone _ever_ managed to get into a client image on LTSP 8.04?
> If so did you follow the same steps I did? I am trying to decide
> whether to migrate from 7.04 to 8.10 this summer on 100+ clients and
> not being able to access the images for debug would be a show stopper.
>
> John
>>
>> Ville Pöntinen
>> Raisio, Finland
>>
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