Originally Posted by vitalidon
The only one question still not clear is what caused the password change the image from pastebin or the new firmware update. Unfortunately I did not try to SSH before applying the amazon update. It looks like the root password "fionaadc" is stored in the image itself. I opened it with WinImage and it is the same as the one in my kindle.
fionaadc would probably be hostar's diags root password. When I installed SSH in various diags images, I set the diags root pw to the mario DES hash. You can look in the main /etc/shadow, and copy the root hash into the diags /etc/shadow, to change the password hash to mario (like I did).
I have mentioned in various posts that any images posted for OTHER users should have a mario DES password hash. Locking an image to a specific serial number will just cause confusion. I do not post most of the images. I just add the provided URLs to the forensic images pastebin, so I can only make recommendations, not enforce them.
Glad you got it working. I added you to "the list".