Linux(ish) password reset?

by Clueless

OK, I know little to nothing about Linux in general. Here's the situation. We have a big Xerox Workcenter that has this print server attached to it that is running LynxOS, which seems to be some offshoot of Linux?

Anyways, we have no idea what the username or password is on this thing. It's been here forever. Naturally, we need to get into it now, and can boot to the username: line, but nothing past there.

It seems changing passwords should be easy (according to the net), but then it starts in on single user mode and I'm lost. Is there an easy way (explainable) that I can reset the password to get into this thing?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012, 12:14 PM

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  1. What's the model #. Anonymous Coward, Mar 28, 2012
    1. Workcenter 5050. Clueless, Mar 28, 2012
      1. Unfortunately that one is a bit tough. Anonymous Coward, Mar 28, 2012
        1. OK... question.... Clueless, Mar 29, 2012
          1. Very different model.... Anonymous Coward, Mar 29, 2012
            1. Single user mode. Clueless, Mar 29, 2012
              1. Other Options. Stevo011, Mar 30, 2012
                1. Example script. Stevo011, Mar 30, 2012
  2. only a couple of ways to do it...outside of manufacturer specific.. Ken Newell, Mar 28, 2012
  3. Re: Linux(ish) password reset?. Anonymous Coward, Mar 28, 2012
  4. Single user mode. Stevo011, Mar 28, 2012


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