- My apologies... I have just succesfully unslung my slug following the
readme step-by-step. After completing everything and rebooting (with
the drive plugged in) I am no longer able to telnet as root/uNSLUng.
I read the FAQ #1 (can't telnet...) but have a question:
In order to install dropbear, it seems I need to reboot with my drive
unplugged, then hot-plug it. Is this true? Will this not affect where
dropbear is installed? Once it is installed, I should be able to
login even with a reboot with drive attached?
> In order to install dropbear, it seems I need to rebootWell. In order to install dropbear, you must telnet in. In order to telnet
> with my drive unplugged, then hot-plug it. Is this true?
in, boot with disks disconnected so you get the known user/pw. After logging
in, you connect the drive. The Unslung/Linksys fw sees it and mounts it
correctly, like it would have been if you booted with them connected. But at
that point you are already logged in and don't care about possible new
contents of /etc/passwd. Then you can install dropbear.
> Will this not affect where dropbear is installed?No - the paths are the same regardless of when the disks were connected.
> Once itYes - and once you change the root password with disks connected (follow
> is installed, I should be able to login even with a
> reboot with drive attached?
wiki procedure), you will be able to telnet in with drives attached, but you
will have to enable telnet in the web interface every time unless you create
a diversion script.
I agree that this is confusing and underdocumented - people (me included,
though I hope it is better now) disconnect and reconnect drives, unsling and
resling, without really knowing why and that is not good. ByronT is
improving the documentation and will receive constructive comments about the
installation process on