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Change password in Alpha
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Change password in Alpha
Hey, someone knows how to change the password (alpha101) in Alpha 4 ?? TIA
23-08-2018, 06:53 PM
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RE: Change password in Alpha
23-08-2018, 08:47 PM
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RE: Change password in Alpha
(23-08-2018, 08:47 PM)jerkijuste Wrote: passwd should work
https://www.computerhope.com/unix/upasswor.htm

Nope, doesn't work
30-08-2018, 12:13 AM
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RE: Change password in Alpha
It depends what Alpha version you are using.

You use 'passwd root' to set the password, problem is this does not create a file called passwd with the password it instead creates a shadow file with the updated credentials... Then you have to copy shadow (dont remember the directory it is created in, check nvram) from one of the directories and rename it passwd
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30-08-2018, 04:07 PM
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RE: Change password in Alpha
Rick, i'm using Alpha 4 mod by christianroder but everytime I put "passwd root" I got the message "passwd: not found"
31-08-2018, 01:30 AM
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RE: Change password in Alpha
You may have an older version of alpha, try specifying the full path to passwd, example /usr/bin/passwd root
31-08-2018, 05:41 PM
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