Why is blank password asked several times


I hope this is the right place to ask.

I am trying to set a password for root on my board. I have set the password with the cmd “passwd root” but it has this strange behaviour at login: it asks 3 times for a blank password for no user then asks the password for root.

$ ssh root@ip
root@ip's password:

How can I get it to stop asking for a blank password?

Board info uname -a info: Linux apalis-imx6 3.14.52-00009-g786c368 #20 SMP Sat Jun 17 11:27:18 IST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux. Hardware: The board I’m working with is EGL-MX6-Q2G-XT from Diamond System. It’s an ARM SBC using Toradex Apalis iMX6. The OS is Angstrom.

Best regards,


HI Jennifer

Thanks for writing to the Toradex Community!

Please have a look here.

apalis-imx6 3.14.52

You are using a very Bsp. I would suggest you to update to at least Bsp 2.8b7 using Toradex Easy Installer.

Best regards,