I am a beginning user of Linux and would like to become fluent in this
great OS... anyway I had spent about 3 days attempting to install Debian
Linux on my SE/30...my last attempt was the farthest I had ever got.
After installing the Base system and configuring everything, I rebooted
the OS (which caused a hang, but acceptable) and arrived at the glorious
attempt of logging in as root. However, as I typed in a password for
root my keyboard apparently failed to be recognized; each character I
typed was displaying raw ADB signals (including the mouse). After giving
up to a display filled with ADB signals something apparently set the root
password (and the user). NOW when I boot Linux, I am greeted with root
login, and I have no idea what the password is. Is there any way to
reset this or do I need to *sigh* reinstall everything?
For the record (as I said before I'm new at Linux) the installation guide
warned of a fluke of configuring the keyboard that returns to the monitor
configuration. There was a shell command that I had to type on every
installlation because my machine did the same thing:
echo -n "mac-us-std" > /tmp/kbdconf
I'm guessing that this might be related to my problem?