[sisela] root password

Martin Ling sisela@earth.li
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:39:47 +0100

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:35:48AM -0400, Tim Poth wrote:
> I want to put a laptop at a remote site and use it as a wireless
> bridge. Because it's at a remote site I would like to be able to ssh
> in to it. So my question is how do I set a password for the root user
> (ether permanently or at boot) so that I can log in to dropbear?

You can set the password with the 'passwd' command as normal. The hashed
password is saved in /etc/passwd, so you'll need to back this up to the
floppy after you've set it and restore it on startup in your boot.sh