Accessing Linux From OSX
Mac OS X:
If you are not on a mac, follow the instructions here instead.
- Download the webOS image.
- Rename this file to .zip, and extract it.
- Untar resources/NovacomInstaller.pkg.tar.gz (tar -xzvf).
- Run NovacomInstaller.pkg.
- Click through the installer.
- From the Pre desktop, with no applicatons open on the Pre, type in the Konami code on your Pre's keyboard. (**upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart**) to access the developer mode application. You do not need to press enter. When you press the "t" of start, the developer app will become visible.
- Open the DeveloperMode application on your Pre and enable the developer mode switch, resetting the device when prompted.
- Connect to your Mac via USB cable. There is no need to answer the question on your Pre regarding mounting the drive or just charging. **Don't select anything** (or select "Just Charge" if not selecting anything really bothers you). **Warning: Selecting a USB mode will turn off the Pre's WiFi & Cellular connections and mess up later steps by giving you a "wget: bad address" error when you try and install additional packages.**
- cd /opt/nova/bin
- At this point you should have root.
- Login with username **root** and a blank password. (Note that you can only use root and a blank password while dev mode is on - rebooting turns this insecure access off again)
- This is what you should see
- Assuming that worked, you are in as root. You can prove this by typing **ls -all** and hitting enter. You should get a directory listing.
Congrats, you are now in as root. Tread lightly.
Your rooted pre is in a very sensitive and unusual state. There are several steps you should take immidiately:
- Create a new username and password so that you don't connect as root
- Open up ports in the pre so that you can connect to it.
- Create a secure connection so that your pre is not open to everyone in the universe. **If you do not secure the network, your device will be accessible by anyone on the internet until it is rebooted.**
- Install the Optware package manager so that you can install software onto the Pre.
All this picks up in Next steps after rooting .
What You Should See:
root@castle:/# ls bin dev etc lib md5sums mnt sbin tmp var boot dspbridge home lost+found media proc sys usr root@castle:/# uname -a Linux castle 2.6.24-palm-joplin-3430 #1 175.1.15 armv7l unknown root@castle:/# whoami root
Enabling Developer Mode As A Button
Having to type the Konami code every time is tedious so you can make the developer mode button visible by doing the following:
- Line 8. Change visible to true.