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Hi. I am having a problem with my Proventia GX4004 IPS which uses Linux of course. I'm not sure what type of Linux it uses. I tried to restore the ...
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    Hi. I am having a problem with my Proventia GX4004 IPS which uses Linux of course. I'm not sure what type of Linux it uses. I tried to restore the box to it's original settings by doing a Restore Original once the system boots up. It is now asking me for a local hosts name. Well, once I do a restore original, my configs are then wiped out which is not a problem because I have my paper and pen back up.
    Once I did the restore original, it began asking me for a local host name and password. I tried the password that I gave to the box, and I tried the default username and password admin admin. Still didn't work. How do I find out the local host name for the box and the password if I can't get in through root or single user -s. I've exhausted my spool lof knowledge. Please help.

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    I dont know the Proventia but I know the Concept.
    Well basicly there is a Harddrive in there. (or some way of Memory Meganism)
    To restore the Password you have to get the Harddrive out.
    Plug it in a box that you can control. Load Linux.
    Mount the /etc partition on your Linux Box and do:
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    cat /etc/shadow |grep root > file && cat /mnt/etc/shadow >> file
    nano -w file
    Remove-The Second RootLine
    cat file > /mnt/etc/shadow
    umount /mnt
    Now you changed the root password to the password you have on the local system.
    Then you should be able to login.

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    Hello. Thank you so much for replying. After so many attempts of playing around with this thing, I seemed to have prevented myself from even getting a login prompt now. I'm not sure if your method will still work without this option, but I'm going to give a try to see what I can do.

    Thanks a bunch

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    What do you get now?
    Instead of a Loginprompt?
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    recover

    What I did was installed the recovery CD for proventia. It's suppose to restore the system back to factory defaults. I saw the images loading, but when the system went to reboot, it didn't get me to a login prompt. It displays the following message:
    | Pri. Slave Disk : None Serial Port(s) : 3F8 2F8 |
    | Sec. Master Disk : None Parallel Port(s) : None |
    | Sec. Slave Disk : None DDR at Bank(s) : 0 2 |
    +================================================= =============================+


    PCI device listing ...
    Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vendor/Device Class Device Class IRQ
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0 2 0 8086 2582 0300 Display Cntrlr 9
    0 29 0 8086 2658 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 UHCI Cntrlr 10
    0 29 1 8086 2659 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 UHCI Cntrlr 11
    0 29 2 8086 265A 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 UHCI Cntrlr 5
    0 29 3 8086 265B 0C03 USB 1.0/1.1 UHCI Cntrlr 9
    0 29 7 8086 265C 0C03 USB 2.0 EHCI Cntrlr 10
    0 31 3 8086 266A 0C05 SMBus Cntrlr 11
    1 0 0 8086 109A 0200 Network Cntrlr 9
    2 0 0 8086 109A 0200 Network Cntrlr 10
    3 0 0 8086 109A 0200 Network Cntrlr 5
    4 0 0 8086 109A 0200 Network Cntrlr 11
    5 3 0 8086 1076 0200 Network Cntrlr 5
    5 4 0 8086 1076 0200 Network Cntrlr 11
    ACPI Controller 9

    ************************************************** ***
    The message is without the stars. I have no clue what that is, but the reboot just stops there. It's suppose to allow me to login using admin but that's all I get. I keep recovering using the CD thinking that maybe something was skipped, but that's not the case here. It was a successful recover. The reboot however was unsuccessful.

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    Umm maybe some chip is overheat.
    I would NOT take it appart and take it to the place were you bought it
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