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Old 11-26-2018, 03:03 AM   #1
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Can't Boot BASH - Root PW Changed


So I know this has been asked before but I am having a real hard time getting things up and running. After the California wildfires this Linux box was powered off for a few days and when it rebooted the root password is not what it used to be.

In addition the keyboard works only for BIOS commands but does not work once XenServer loads.

I have read that I need to get this system into BASH? but I can't seem to get it to do anything other then boot to XenServer or access the BIOS.

I am not a Linux guy obviously and I was not the one who originally built the crazy machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am including a video of the entire boot sequence and hope someone can help me.

Video: https://sugarpixels.com/videos/linux.mp4
 
Old 11-26-2018, 10:53 AM   #2
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Have you tried ctrl+alt+F2 to get to a virtual terminal(?).

More likely you need to boot to the terminal, init 1, (I think), instead of booting through to XenServer.

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Old 11-26-2018, 10:55 AM   #3
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I have not. At what point during the boot process would I hit ctrl-alt-F2?
 
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Citrix XenServer is built around a RedHat release, so if it's XenServer 6.5 you could check to see what you can find for resetting root password on RHEL/CentOS 6
 
Old 11-28-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
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Have you tried ctrl+alt+F2 to get to a virtual terminal(?).

More likely you need to boot to the terminal, init 1, (I think), instead of booting through to XenServer.
I tried ctrl+alt+F2 - and it worked just fine, but how do you get back to the X-window (GUI screen)?
 
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I tried ctrl+alt+F2 - and it worked just fine, but how do you get back to the X-window (GUI screen)?
Either ctrl+alt+F7 or ctrl+alt+F5, they are the usual ones.
 
  


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