Re: [Balloon] Trying to get a loon with USB host working

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Author: Neil Williams
To: balloon
Subject: Re: [Balloon] Trying to get a loon with USB host working
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:30:00 +0100
Wookey <> wrote:

> I did find that bash/dash fails to configure in the rootfs, but not in
> a fatal way. Also no password was set so I had to chroot in via the
> installer environment and set one in order to be able to login to the
> normal boot.

That is on the Wiki too - use the to run the dash
preinst as well as set the DEBCONF environment variables. If you're
installing Squeeze or later, shadow has been improved such that the
security hole we used to use to set the root password for multiple
machines is now closed. I've failed to find a way to reliably set the
root password without some level of interaction and the consequences of
not setting it (a random root password) are sufficiently serious that I
can't recommend using methods which try to use other security holes -
including trying to set the hash directly using a file or debconf.


Neil Williams