"Give root password for maintenance"(or Press Control-D to continue)


We have custom kernel for Beaglebone black and when we boot from SD card we are getting “Give root password for maintenance(or Press Control-D to continue)” in the console output.

Kernel version is 5.15.73-bone-rt-r31.

Please do let us know how to disable the maintenance mode during customization.


This is a sign the boot process is missing something very very important… Disable ‘quiet’ in /boot/uEnv.txt and the serial boot log should give you a better hint of what’s wrong…