I've found that if you have a serial terminal connected, once the
entire boot process is finished, you'll end up at a "#" prompt (no
I believe that you are logged-in as 'root' at this point (I created
a file, and it was owner/group 'root').
This is true whether/not a hard drive is attached at boot, and
whether/not you've interrupted the boot process/entered the RedBoot
serial console (just power-up the NSLU2 with serial console
attached, wait until 'ready beep' is heard, then start typing at