Apollo DN series HP root account

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Mon Aug 10 10:38:03 CDT 2015

Hmmm.  Not that I recall.  Seems to me that one could boot with the boot
switch in service mode (so it doesn't boot right through to DOMAIN/OS,
though, and you could get a shell, allowing one to use a command-line
editor to edit out the offending password.

If you are still stuck in a couple of days, I can fire up my SR10.2
DN3000 and see what I can see.


On 8/9/2015 7:39 PM, Bill Newman wrote:
> I have a vintage apollo question...
> In the late 1980's when HP acquired Apollo Computer Inc, I recall there
> was an HP root account, that shipped with every new machine.  In many
> cases this account was not removed.
> I recently acquired a DN3000 and to my amazement it was clean, and
> booted to an SR10.4 login prompt.  Does anybody remember that HP account
> and password?  Alternative cracks would be welcomed as well.
> Bill Newman

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