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How do I ssh into my embedded Linux machine as root?

Sep 29, 2020 asked by anonymous
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When I try to ssh as root, I get the following: $ ssh root@192.168.1.199 Permission denied, please try again I'm sure I know the password.

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Date: Sept. 29, 2020

Author: Mind Chasers

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Since ssh is answering, you know it's running. In our example below, we're using an NXP LS1046A-FRWY board running the Ubuntu userspace: Via your terminal / UART, do the following: # ps -e | grep sshd 6093 ? 00:00:00 sshd # kill -9 6093 In the same terminal, edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and remove the '#' in front of PermitRootLogin yes Save your changes and restart the sshd daemon: /etc/init.d/ssh start Starting ssh (via systemctl): ssh.service. Now give it another try from your remote machine. $ ssh root@<host ip address> root@<host ip address>'s password: Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.14.83 aarch64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com * Management: https://landscape.canonical.com * Support: https://ubuntu.com/advantage

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