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This article explains how to restore an NI Linux Real-Time device to the factory default configuration. This may be necessary for the following reasons:
The method of restoration differs depending on the operating system of the target. Please refer to Real-Time Controllers and Real-Time Operating System Compatibility to determine which operating system each real-time target is running.This article is focused on NI Linux Real-Time Targets (Intel x64-based targets), please consult the following if you have another device:
Please note the following before restoring your RT target to the factory default configuration:
To use the methods/utilities with your controller, you will need the following tools:
Note: If you don't have the above tools (spare monitor and Mini DisplayPort Adaptor to access BIOS) or are using a NI Linux Real-Time target with no monitor (e.g. 905x), please move on to Creating the Reset USB from NIRECOVERY.zip section, for which you only need FAT16 or FAT32 USB drive.
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For recovering an NI Linux Real-Time target with a monitor and keyboard, the "Reset USB" can be created from NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX)
Use the steps below to create a USB drive from NIRECOVERY.zip (Attachments section) that can be used to reset the password on your controller (by formatting the target and reinstalling safe mode):
Our Technical Support Engineering department will be able to assist customers who need to reset passwords on Linux Real-Time targets (ARM-based targets). To get in touch with a Technical Support Engineer, open a support request at NI Support.
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