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Storedge T3 does not let reset its root password ! What to do next?

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Hi fellows,

I acquired a Storedge T3, I'd like to connect to my SUN Fire system. Problem is, that the root password is not known, so I followed instructions I found on the net to access the serial console and perform a password reset.

When I want to visualize the password by typing "set password", only blank is shown.
When choosing a new password by typing "set password newpassword", the T3 does not seem to remember it after booting up.

There is a Storedge-T3-FAQ on filibeto.org in which is stated:

"NOTE: The T3 allows you to set the passwd at the "T300-EP" prompt using the 'set passwd {newpasswd}' string, and it will appear to change it. But you may find after booting up that your new password did not take. Again, not good... "

So I seem to belong to the unlucky guys here.

I searched the web for more than half an hour but couldn't find any soutions to this problem.
Is there a way to perform a firmware upgrade or -flash in order to get rid of that password mess? Any other suggestions on how to get into the system?

Thank you very much in advance for your help,
Pierre
  • 1. Re: Storedge T3 does not let reset its root password ! What to do next?
    Nik Expert
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    Hi.

    Can you show logs of session for password reset ?

    Correct command: set passwd


    Regards.
  • 2. Re: Storedge T3 does not let reset its root password ! What to do next?
    928491 Newbie
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    Hi !
    Thanks alot for your quick reply!

    Here's the log of the Storedge T3:

    ----------------------------------------------------
    T3B-1
    Starting POST
    .........
    POST end

    Starting...


    T3B-EP Release 2.00 2001/06/22 16:07:00 (130.143.66.27)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Found units: [u1-ctr]
    auto boot is enabled
    hit the RETURN key within 3 seconds to cancel...Cancelled!
    T3B-EP>set passwd

    T3B-EP>set passwd

    T3B-EP>set passwd newpassword
    T3B-EP>set passwd
    newpassword
    T3B-EP>boot
    Starting...


    T3B Release 3.1.5 Thu Jun 17 13:56:51 PDT 2004 (130.143.66.27)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Initializing software...
    Mounting tmp volume...
    Starting RAS Daemons...
    Found units: [u1-ctr]
    Default master is u1
    Starting Heartbeats...
    Assigning Select IDs: u1(1)
    Initializing system drivers...
    Initializing XPT component...
    Initializing QLCF component...
    Initializing loop 1 ISP2200 ... firmware status = 3
    Detected 10 FC-AL ports on loop 1
    loop 1 TARGET_ID = 0x0 (ALPA = 0xef)
    Initializing loop 2 ISP2200 ... firmware status = 3
    Detected 10 FC-AL ports on loop 2
    loop 2 TARGET_ID = 0x0 (ALPA = 0xef)
    Initializing SVD services...
    Detected data cache size in system: 1GB
    Testing ISP2200/ISP2310... Passed
    Testing ECC mechanism... Passed
    Testing XOR functions and datapaths... Passed
    Cold Boot detected; destructive tests OK...
    Testing data cache memory... Passed
    Initializing Cache Memory...
    Starting timezone synchronization task...
    Initializing system DB structure...
    Initializing configuration...
    Initializing port configuration...
    Initializing volslice configuration...
    Initializing loop 2 to accept SCSI commands...
    Mounting root volume...
    Checking local file system...
    Initializing network routes...
    Read PGR data ... Done.
    Read Lun masking data ... Done.
    Checking disk positions...
    Starting Syslog Daemon...
    System has 1 active controller(s)
    Initializing TFTP...
    Starting ftpd...
    Starting telnetd...
    Starting pshd...
    Starting httpd...
    Starting snmpd...
    Starting schd...
    Starting battery management...
    Starting NTP...
    Connecting in Auto mode ...
    Initializing host port u1p1 ISP2200 ... firmware status = 4
    Starting psh...

    Login: root
    Password:
    Login incorrect.

    Login:
    -------------------------------------------------

    Commands, I typed in, are in bolt.
    So it seems that the T3 does not memorize new passwords... Any further hints on how to solve that problem?
    Kind regards,
    Pierre
  • 3. Re: Storedge T3 does not let reset its root password ! What to do next?
    Nik Expert
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    Hi.

    1. Try empty password ( just press Enter ).

    2.
    after set passwd newpass
    use
    command reset not command boot

    Regards.

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