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Re: Installation

> 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.


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