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Re: Creating a Debian rootfs for a keyboardless PDA

On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:57:49 +0200
Laurens Van Houtven <lvh@laurensvh.be> wrote:

> Aha! That link was very helpful, thank you.
> I've examined the debian/postinst script, and saw this:
> echo root:rootme | chpasswd
> Is the device supposed to run this by itself

It is run by the maintainer script of the package - post-installation
and therefore on the final device itself, by dpkg --configure (part of
the normal dpkg process that is postponed until after the rootfs is
decompressed onto the final device by the Emdebian systems.

> the PDA firing up the postinstall scripts, or my laptop executing ARM
> code.

./emsecondstage invokes dpkg --configure which runs the postinst
scripts for packages of the rootfs.
> Is this balloon config supposed to work for headless/keyboardless
> devices? 

It is *ONLY* for balloon3 and nothing else. Use it as an example but do
NOT install it on any other board.



Neil Williams

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