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After rebooting my EDR, it enters a "Linux Emergency Mode" displaying: "Give root password for maintenance ... type Control-D"


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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) appliance console fails to complete boot sequence. Instead, it enters Linux emergency mode and prompts for a root password.

Give root password for maintainance
(or type Control-D to continue):


Identifying root cause is not possible in these circumstances because the root password is disabled in EDR appliance console in both the virtual and physical hardware versions.


To return to a working state:

  1. Do one of the following:
    - For virtual, re-deploy the OVA
    - For physical hardware, re-image from ISO

  2. If you enter emergency mode after re-deploy or re-image, contact support for assistance.