Alarm reinstallation on Pogoplug e02, Take 2

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Alarm reinstallation on Pogoplug e02, Take 2

Postby sjwoo » Sun May 07, 2017 12:38 am

I have a spare Pogo that I'd set up for Arch like 4 years ago. I wanted to use it but knew that updating it would be a lost cause because it was so old. So I tried following the instructions here:


I don't know if it's because the instructions are out of date or what, but I couldn't quite get everything to work. Here's what I did after the "Create the ext3 filesystem:" part to get it going.

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mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdX
   # I couldn't mount unless I formatted it in ext3

mkdir /alarm
mount /dev/sdXN /alarm
   # notice the N -- if your drive is dev/sdd, then you'll need
   # to specify the number you see when you run lsblk, most likely sdd1.

cd /alarm
tar -xzvf ArchLinuxARM-kirkwood-latest.tar.gz
   # ignore all the "Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'" messages.
   # bsdtar didn't work because it has to be version 3.3.1 and I
   # couldn't figure out how to get that version via wget.
cd ..
umount alarm

I can't log in via root/root, but I can log in with alarm/alarm and use su with the password of 'root'. Updating the root password never worked, I'm not sure why, and I seem to have trouble creating new users. If anybody wants to chime in, I'd be grateful!

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Re: Alarm reinstallation on Pogoplug e02, Take 2

Postby Socaltom » Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm

They changed the security rules, logging in as root over SSH is forbidden. su is the only way to do it.
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