FAQ-How Do I Log in to the Device Using BootROM If I Forget the Console Login Password

Publication Date:  2015-04-30 Views:  169 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
How Do I Log in to the Device Using BootROM If I Forget the Console Login Password?
Solution
The console interface on RouterA connects to the PC and the console login password is forgotten. It is required that BootROM be used to log in to the device. This example applies to V200R003C00 and later versions, and all AR models.

Figure 1 Networking for login through BootROM when the console login password is forgotten


1.  Log in to the router through the console port.
NOTE:
When performing operations, ensure that users on the serial port are kept online.

2.  Restart RouterA. Press Ctrl+B to enter the BootROM menu when the following information is displayed:

BIOS Creation Date : Nov 10 2011, 14:41:12                                     
DDR DRAM init : OK                                                             
Start Memory Test ? ('t' or 'T' is test):skip                                  
Copying Data : Done                                                            
Uncompressing : Done                                                           
USB2 Host Stack Initialized.                                                   
USB Hub Driver Initialized                                                     
USBD  Wind River Systems, Inc. 562 Initialized                                 
Octeon Host Controller Initialize......Done.                                                                                                                                                                                             
Press Ctrl+B to break auto startup ... 3             
                          
NOTE:
After pressing Ctrl+B, you need to enter the password (versions earlier than V200R005C00: huawei, V200R005C00 and later versions: Admin@huawei) to enter the BootROM menu.

3.  Select choice 7 to enter the Password Manager menu.

        Main Menu                                                              
                                                                               
    1. Default Startup                                                         
    2. Serial Menu                                                             
    3. Network Menu                                                            
    4. Startup Select                                                          
    5. File Manager                                                            
    6. Reboot                                                                  
    7. Password Manager                                                         
                       
Enter your choice(1-6):7                                                       

4.  Select choice 2 to delete the console login password.

        PassWord Menu                                                          
                                                                               
    1. Modify the menu password                                                
    2. Clear the console login password                                        
    0. Return                                                                  
                                                                               
Enter your choice(0-1):2
Clear the console login password Succeed!

        PassWord Menu                                                          
                                                                               
    1. Modify the menu password                                                
    2. Clear the console login password                                        
    0. Return                                                                  
                                                                               
Enter your choice(0-1):0

5.  Select 1 and wait for a while. Then you can log in to the device.
        Main Menu                                                              
                                                                               
    1. Default Startup                                                         
    2. Serial Menu                                                             
    3. Network Menu                                                            
    4. Startup Select                                                          
    5. File Manager                                                            
    6. Reboot                                                                  
    7. Password Manager                                                         
                       
Enter your choice(1-6):1

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