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Reset Root Password, Plugin - 02-May-2009, 00:58

If you want to gain root access to your Dreambox. you've forgotten the password or whatever, you can use this plugin.

There is another method of changing the root password using tuxbox commander. But if you find that access to Tuxbox Commander is password protected, then this is the method for you.

When run, the attached plugin will change the root password to 'Dreambox'. When run again the password is set back to whatever it was before the first run.

Obviously if you don't have root access you wont be able to FTP this plugin to the Dreambox. The way around this is to mount a shared folder on your PC to the dreambox, then do a manual plugin install on the dreambox, browse to the mounted share and pick it up from there.

What does it do? It just replaces the passwd file with one where 'dreambox' is the root password and stores the original elsewhere. If you run it a second time it swaps back the old file, setting the password back to the one you don't know.

Its been tested on DM500, DM600 and DM800.

For E2 images you will have to browse to the file and execute it using tuxbox commander. I don't have an E2 box to figure out how to get plugins to appear in the plugin menu.

Download it here,
Password Switcher

Its crude but it works

Use at your own risk, This was initially written and tested on on a DM600 with Gemini 4.5, other images may vary, but it should work with most dreambox images.

If you break something while logged in as root, its your own fault!

(02-May-2009 01:04)
This is covered elsewhere in more detail, but here is a quick rundown on setting up a network mount.

On your PC:
1: Create a folder somewhere on the PC. (Dont use any spaces in the name)
2: Right Click the folder -> Select Properties -> Select the Sharing tab -> Tick 'Share this folder on the network' and if you want to write to it tick 'Allow network users to change my files'.
3: Click 'Apply'

On the Dreambox:
1: Go to Blue Panel -> Extras / Setup -> Automount
2: Press the yellow button to add a new share.
3: Leave the mountpoint as 'nfs'.
4: Change the Client IP to that of your PC.
5: In the dropdown menu select 'cifs'
6: In 'Client dir' enter the name of the folder you created earlier.
7: Enter your PC username and password in the provided slots.
8: Press the Green button to save.

You may have to press the green button a second time in the Automount main menu 'restart'.

The mounted folder will appear under /automount/nfs.

Last edited by dingbat; 02-May-2009 at 01:03.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Excuse my ignorance but, having set up the mount. I don't know how to locate it on the db. Should I be connected from my laptop to db by a cable or should I be able to see the mount.
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