Buildroot login

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By default, buildroot will generate images with user accounting enabled. To access the board via a command line (serial line or telnet for example), a username and a password has to be supplied. In the default configuration the following users are created:

  • default as a normal user
  • root as a system administrator


The passwords for both accounts are empty. Logging in remotely permits a direct root-login most of the time. In this case, log in as default and execute su to gain superuser privileges. To create a password for a user, simply execute passwd on the target. This application will ask the user to enter a new password and change it afterwards.

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