[maemo-developers] Boot bora as root

From: Paul Klapperich maemo.org at bobpaul.org
Date: Tue Apr 17 21:39:26 EEST 2007
By nature of it being a wiki, IMHO you should go ahead and do whatever you
want. I'm still now sure what benefit this gives you on an embedded device
that doesn't ask for authentication anyway.


On 4/17/07, Chris Taylor <chtaylo4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Whatever is launching X is going to be what tells it the user to run the
> > graphical environment as.
> That was my assumption also. I changed the occurances of use/users
> (one occurance of systemui/users) to root/root in the init scripts
> (and in a few places in /etc/osso-af-init) ...so I thought that would
> have worked ... turns out I forgot to set the home path as well ....
> so I changed out all the references to /home/user to /home/root and
> made a symlink from /home/root to point to /root .... I then copied
> over (without overwrite) all the /home/user/.<stuff> over to root's
> home dir ....
> I'm booting as root now
> I hope my little set of pathetic instructions above helps people out
> in the future who want to boot as root.
> If there's demand, and the os dev team doesn't object ... I can post
> something onto the mameo wiki ... what say everyone?
> -Chris
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