Debian on Webby… Debby!

Debian on Webby… Debby!


  1. Start from last Vodafone firmware;
  2. extract, debian-mini.img.gz and swapfile.gz on your MMC card (preferred class 10);
  3. update your webby’s firmware (inserting MMC card and holding down two external buttons on boot);
  4. telnet on webby’s ip address (shown on system info menu) on port 5116 using user and pass contained on README file;
  5. chroot into debian: run debian command (an alias for /root/scripts/ script).

That’s all folks!

Screenshot debian on webby

– 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)
SWAPDIM=’128′ SWAPFILE=’/mnt/usb/swapfile’ 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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