I have a NAS based on Linux, but the root password is kept secret by the manufacturer.
Now to reset the password I am trying to mount the disk to my local linux computer. All of the files are present and changing files does affect the system, so I this is the right disk an partition to use.
Next step would be to chroot on the disk and simply do a passwd to change the password for root (since I am already root on the local linux computer). But there is a big problem:
chroot to the disk is not possible because its architecture is ARM, which differs from my x86 linux computer.
I heard from Qemu and its ability to emulate different architectures. Can I emulate ARM and use ARMEL/Debian Linux inside this Qemu VM to mount the NAS Hard Disk and make a successful chroot?
Is it possible or are there even better solutions. This constellation was pretty rare and badly documented in the world wide web.
Thank you in advance.
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