[ELDK] password problem

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu May 20 14:15:32 CEST 2010

Dear yel_yahc,

In message <02d15173101a343cc1ebce065f086fcb at etud.insa-toulouse.fr> you wrote:
> I created an initramfs (kernel 2.6.32 and root fs with RFSB) when I try to
> do this command line on my host: 
> user$: /tftpboot$ rcp initramfs root at my_ip:/update/cpu.ini 
> After that I should enter a password I tried root but it doesn't work in
> my /etc/passwd I have root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash, so any one now what's
> the password that I should enter?

rcp? grrrrgh... You really should not use these old tools any more -
they pass password information in plain text on the wire. Use scp

So when there is no password recorded in your /etc/passwd but you get
asked anyway for it there is a chance that you _need_ a root password
on the target system. I recommend to install one.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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