2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 7:28 PM by Propst

    root pw required?




      I'm running Poky 9.0.2 with a telnet connection. I'd like to login as root and from what I've been reading there should be no password.

      Yet when I try to login it requests a password and when I just hit Enter (no password) it keeps saying 'Login incorrect'. I haven't changed anything on the system, only did tutorial 3 (Connecting to Linux through telnet). I've been trying root, Root, ROOT, ... login always incorrect?

      Is there a password which I should know or is it something else I'm not doing right?


      Kind regards,




      Using LINUX_IMAGE_FOR_SD_Intel_Galileo_v0.7.5, nobody got this issue? Because I only went through the Getting Started file, prepared the SD-card, booted from SD-card and uploaded this sketch:


      void setup() {

        // Telnet Setup

        system("telnetd -l /bin/sh");

        system("echo setup > /dev/ttyGS0");



      void loop() {

        // Get IP

        system("ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr:' | cut -d: -f2 | awk '{print $1}' > /dev/ttyGS0");




      I'm using Putty to connect and everything seems to work well except I can't login as root..?


      Message was edited by: Bart Remans



        • 1. Re: root pw required?

          Hi Bee_013

          There is no need to log in, you are already inside Linux, if you enter the command ls you would be able to see the list of directories, take a look at this link: https://communities.intel.com/thread/45455 . But if you want to login as root you need to enter the command ssh root@<ip-address>


          • 2. Re: root pw required?

            The default for me on v0.7.5 was root with no password.

            If you think there is a password set, you can run this sketch to clear it.


            void setup() {

              // give yourself 5 seconds to open the serial console so you

              // can see if there are any errors


              // clear the root password

              system("passwd -d root &> /dev/ttyGS0");



            void loop() {



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