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Asterisk Trixbox Root Password recovery

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Experts,

We have a trixbox pbx server that has been sitting in our office that no one has access to.

From what I have read once that I have root access I can change the Trixbox Gui password as well.

So my question is.  Any ideas on how I can recover the root password for my Trixbox?


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On a Trixbox system the root password is stored as a one-way crypto hash, so there's really no way to directly view the existing password, only to reset the password to something new.

The root password reset procedure is the same as CentOS5
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Distributions/Q_27083030.html

Basically,  stop the system at the boot menu
hit 'e' to Edit  the entry

Go down to edit the second line that starts with 'kernel'
hit 'e' to Edit the line

add  init=/bin/sh
to the end of the line
press enter
press 'b' for boot

after the system boots
use the commands
# mount -o remount,rw /
# passwd root

Type new password.

# mount -o remount,ro /

Reboot system.


Login as root

To change the web interface password for the 'maint' user

# passwd-maint
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