So I got this Chromebook in Developer Mode and wanted to set a root password to atleast protect it a little.
Oh, wait. You pressed enter twice here? Backup your data and reset the device.
This is what
#!/bin/sh mkdir -p /mnt/stateful_partition/etc echo "chronos:$(openssl passwd -1)" > /mnt/stateful_partition/etc/devmode.passwd
openssl does not care that you just used an empty password, atleast if you also verify it.
But so do
sudo, which means you won’t be able to get root rights again.
But it’s Chrome OS after all, so most things are stored in your Google profile anyway, resetting and restoring the thing is done easily.