Password on ELDK nfs booting

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Tue Aug 27 23:24:54 EST 2002


in message <007601c24da2$2f0e4420$1a11efcb at> you wrote:
> I booted on nfs mounted ELDK.
> I changed root password, rebooted and enter the password.
> But the password did not entered.
> I got Login timed out message after 60 second.

You must have done something wrong; setting, modifying  and  deleting
passwords works fine here:

bash-2.04# cat /etc/passwd
bash-2.04# passwd
New UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully
bash-2.04# cat /etc/passwd
bash-2.04# exit

pm826 login: root
Last login: Tue Aug 27 15:21:01 on console
bash-2.04# passwd -d root
Changing password for user root
Removing password for user root
passwd: Success
bash-2.04# cat /etc/passwd

> eva login: root
> Password: Login timed out after 60 seconds
> tts/0: 1 input overrun(s)
> d

It seems you are using devfs; try running without  it.  I  don't  see
much   advantages   of  devfs  for  embedded  systems  where  such  a
flexibility is usually not needed, on contrary.

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87  Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88  Email: wd at
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