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Recovering from Forgotten Password

To recover from a forgotten password on SBCs which use RedBoot (TS7200, TS7250, TS7260), follow these steps:

  1. Boot the SBC and get to the "RedBoot>" prompt by hitting Ctrl+C within 3 seconds
  2. Load vmlinux and drop into the root shell by issuing the following commands
    1. fis load vmlinux
    2. exec -c "console=ttyAM0,115200 root=/dev/mtdblock1 init=/bin/sh"
  3. Use the "passwd" command to re-set your password
  4. Re-boot using "shutdown -r now"

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