[E3-hacking] E3 with Linux, login and p/word required please?

Jonathan McDowell noodles at earth.li
Tue Apr 25 14:40:06 BST 2017

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 03:02:51PM +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> > I have found an E3 with a Linux kernel installed. After it has booted
> > up it is asking for an Amsdelta login and password. Does anyone know
> > what the login and password are please?
> Can you tell what the bootloader is?  Does it give the ability to modify
> the kernel's parameters?  You should be able to gain root access with
> `single' or `init=/bin/sh' in the normal, non-Amstrad, manner.

My distant memory is that the "root" user should have no password set,
at least in the original amsdelta images I produced.


Are you out of my mind?

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