> 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
Shouldn't happen - and never happened for me on the same machine.
> 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
Impossible - to successfully set the root password, you have to type it
twice without error.
> 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?
Mount the disk filesystem from the install ramdisk and edit /etc/passwd.
> echo -n "mac-us-std" > /tmp/kbdconf
> I'm guessing that this might be related to my problem?
No, not at all.