000015638 - How to perform a file system check (fsck) on an Authentication Manager 8.x virtual server using GRUB

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 16, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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IssueAfter performing a file system check (fsck), the Authentication Manager server is prompting for the root password.
ResolutionTo resolve this issue, perform the following steps:
  1. Reboot the appliance.
  2. At the bottom of the splash screen, in the space provided after "Boot Option," enter the following line

  1. Press Enter to save and b to boot.  The init=/bin/bash statement boots straight into a shell, so no password is required. Running fsck and other maintenance tasks may now be performed.
  2. Type:
fsck -y /dev/sda1

  1. Reboot the virtual appliance:


The system will now boot normally without asking for the root password.
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