Haha cheers Craig, feel a bit daft now! Anyway it was due a reflash ;)




From: gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:gumstix-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Craig Hughes
Sent: 05 May 2006 19:12
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] passwd -d


"disabled" with passwd -d means "don't allow password to be used" not "allow no password to be used".  What you just did is lock out root's ability to log in.  What you probably wanted to do was to just do "passwd" and then hit enter twice to use a blank password.




On May 5, 2006, at 10:56 AM, David Scanlan wrote:

Hi I tried disabling the root password for my gumstix by doing “passwd –d” to save some time and typing while developing on it but this seems to have locked me out! Any idea why?  It’s not too much of an effort to flash it if I have to I just would like to know why this didn’t work, cheers