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Kali GNU/Linux Password Changed on me

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:33 am
by TerrorByte
Hey guys.

Is there a way I can recover my password on my Kali Linux RPi?

I changed SD card adapters for my microSD card and now it looks like the password or login has changed!?!

I had a standard adapter and I changed it to an adafruit slim RPi adapter.

I have been managing it through VNC all day and rebooting it so I am very confused to what might have happened and I am about worried sick!!!

Anybody got any good news or will I have to do a hard wipe and restart from scratch?

May God be with me :cry:

Re: Kali GNU/Linux Password Changed on me

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 am
by tonyhughes
God didn't change your password (well, he could have - I haven't actually asked him), and neither did your SD card adapter.

It's possible you have introduced a hardware with the change in adapter - SD card adapters have been known to cause problems.

Are you using SSH?

If not, is your keyboard using a powered USB hub?

Re: Kali GNU/Linux Password Changed on me

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:12 am
by TerrorByte
tonyhughes wrote:God didn't change your password (well, he could have - I haven't actually asked him), and neither did your SD card adapter.

It's possible you have introduced a hardware with the change in adapter - SD card adapters have been known to cause problems.

Are you using SSH?

If not, is your keyboard using a powered USB hub?



Not at all!

I did change the SD adapter from the normal microSD adapter to this thin one and after the change, everything got all loopy! Even when I changed the SD card back, same "login incorrect" problem. It looks like wiping it is my only good option and just backing it up from now on.

You think so?

Re: Kali GNU/Linux Password Changed on me

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:45 am
by aaa801
TerrorByte wrote:
tonyhughes wrote:God didn't change your password (well, he could have - I haven't actually asked him), and neither did your SD card adapter.

It's possible you have introduced a hardware with the change in adapter - SD card adapters have been known to cause problems.

Are you using SSH?

If not, is your keyboard using a powered USB hub?



Not at all!

I did change the SD adapter from the normal microSD adapter to this thin one and after the change, everything got all loopy! Even when I changed the SD card back, same "login incorrect" problem. It looks like wiping it is my only good option and just backing it up from now on.

You think so?

chroot into the system from another host, run passwd, change the password
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