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Old 04-07-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Asus 900a


My grandaughter purchased a used Eee PC Asus900A. It was working just fine,but she it shutdown,and when she reboot it is looking for a password? I when into the setup and it shows that there now password enable for the system. Is there a generic password?
 
Old 04-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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At what point does it ask for a password ?

After it goes throught boot up process & loads operating system ?
What operating system is she running ?
When it initialy powers on ?

http://www.guruht.com/2011/11/how-to...c-netbook.html


This gives you instructoins how to reset the bios. I never tried so I can vouch for it's accuracy.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Does it say enter maintenance password or enter "control -D?
ctrl +D bypasses maintenance password
What Os is installed?

Last edited by EDDY1; 04-08-2012 at 12:32 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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Does it say enter maintenance password or enter "control -D?
ctrl +D bypasses maintenance password
What Os is installed?
It shows "control-D" am uncertain as the OS.
It reads control-D will terminate this shell and re-try.
root@owner-netbook:~#

Last edited by indio1; 04-08-2012 at 05:05 AM. Reason: confirming what comes up when it boots up
 
Old 04-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Entering Control -D will continue the boot, if there is no problem with the system. The last time I got that message I ended up having to do fsck manually after Ctrl -D

As far as the root password if you don't have it you may not be able to make changes or add or remove software, you should try resetting root password

To get the linux version
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cat /proc/version
If this is showing there is no password set.
Quote:
root@owner-netbook:~#

Last edited by EDDY1; 04-08-2012 at 11:55 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Does it say enter maintenance password or enter "control -D?
ctrl +D bypasses maintenance password
What Os is installed?
I am uncertain what OS is installed.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Take a look at the link below. It might be as simple as Section 2 on the page if you are at root prompt (root@owner-netbook:~# ).
Give it a try. If that doesn't work, do you see a boot menu with one or more options? I expect not as it would likely show the name of the distribution if you did. If you do see some sort of menu, try option 1 on the page below:

http://www.debuntu.org/recover-root-...-mode-and-grub

For your information, if you are not familiar with Linux and you try the method above, you will not see anything when you enter the password, not even the customary asterisks, so type carefully.

If this doesn't work or you are able to obtain more info on what the OS is, post back.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #8
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I am uncertain what OS is installed.
Did the screen when it worked look like

http://linuxformat.co.uk/blog/wp-content/eeepc2.jpg

Which is the stock Xandros that came with the EEEPC 900.

If so. You can restore it using the F9 key option, but will lose all changes and saved data by original user when done.

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/explain:f9_restore
 
Old 04-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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The default operating system was Xandros and the default password would of been set at first boot. It is deprecated and might be best to install something current. However if indeed Xandros is still installed you can try to perform a disk scan and reset the password as described in this link.

http://eeepc.technoburger.net/password-recovery

Last edited by michaelk; 04-08-2012 at 09:34 PM.
 
  


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