[Dev] Rework of the ARM installation guide

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Mon Apr 30 13:12:22 GMT 2018

On Mon, 2018-04-30 at 14:54 +0200, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> I think it would be better not to have the root account without
> passwords, like on the x86 installer.

one thing i can say is that there is one key difference from the other
"installers" - in that the ARM tarball is technically not an installer
nor a "live" environment = it is "the" pre-configured permanent target
environment to be cloned "as-is"; so it should be configured
generically, and as closely as possible to a clean chroot install -
that is, with a single root user with password-required login for the
classic bare-bones CLI system - i would add an unprivileged 'parabola'
user only if the system boots into a graphical environment; in which
case it should also have a DM and a CLI-only fallback boot option -
still both users should have password-required login - i have not used
it, but this sounds like what you are describing - just add to the wiki
page what the default passwords are and the the instruction to change
them immediately after install
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