no web gui & password issues = majorly stressed out

    • OMV 2.x
    • no web gui & password issues = majorly stressed out

      Hi All,

      I built an OMV 2 months ago, set it all up and everything was working great. I had access to CLI, web GUI.

      Fast forward to yesterday when i had a power cut. I booted up and all i get on web gui is "it works..." which is the default apache web server screen.

      After a lot of searching on the forum i knew i had to stop the apache services due to an add i must of installed. This is were the stress begins. I cannot login to the CLi locally on the omv. I know the root password is set on installation and i know that i set it to a specific password however i cannot log in. Before all you lot state that I must have forgot the password i can assure you i havent as i recorded it in my personal password store. i cannot login using root or admin on the CLi.

      i dont want to rebuild it. any suggestions?
      • Boot from a LiveCD to get access to the "/" partition.
      • Then, mount the partition where you have Debian's "/" (root directory),
      • Then change directory to /mnt/etc
      • Used nano as an editor to edit the file shadow.
      • Find the line starting with root: (or another username)
      • Delete everything between the first and second colons (:), and the line will now look like:
      root::$6$fsdsdgdsg74.:14862:0:99999:7:::
      • Reboot and login as root (or another username as used above) without a password.
      • At the end use passwd to set a new password for the root account (or passwd username to change any account password).
      • Reboot and login as root with the new root password.
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    • WastlJ wrote:


      • Boot from a LiveCD to get access to the "/" partition.
      • Then, mount the partition where you have Debian's "/" (root directory),
      • Then change directory to /mnt/etc
      • Used nano as an editor to edit the file shadow.
      • Find the line starting with root: (or another username)
      • Delete everything between the first and second colons (:), and the line will now look like:
      root::$6$fsdsdgdsg74.:14862:0:99999:7:::
      • Reboot and login as root (or another username as used above) without a password.
      • At the end use passwd to set a new password for the root account (or passwd username to change any account password).
      • Reboot and login as root with the new root password.

      Thank you very much. I will give this a go tonight or tomorrow night after work.