Debian on Webby... Debby!


Following informations were taken from


0) Start from last Vodafone firmware;
1) Extract, debian-mini.img.gz and swapfile.gz on your MMC card (preferred class 10);
2) update your webby's firmware (inserting MMC card and holding down two external buttons on boot);
3) telnet on webby's ip address (shown on system info menu) on port 5116 using user and pass contained on README file.

4) Chroot into debian: run debian command (an alias for /root/scripts/ script).

That's all folks!

debby at work

- Many configuration files in read/write partition (e.g. you can modify user/passord file, telnet port, and so on...)
- Working eth0; info showed in system section
- Created /mnt/debian mount point to mount debian file image
- Active httpd server (busybox) on port 80
- Default locale environment: it_IT.UTF-8
- Other... discover it!

Debian command
debian -> /root/scripts/
eg.: usb debian-mini.img
DEVICE: mmc or usb
-h or --help for this help

Swap file (default 128MB)
dd if=/dev/zero of="${SWAPFILE}" count="${SWAPDIM}" bs=1M

To regenerate host key after chroot
ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t dsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key -N ''
ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t rsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key -N ''

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