Is there any simple and straightforward way in which I can set my Debian 6.0 box to automatically login, at startup, with the root account on the console?
There is no GUI (xserver) installed on the machine.
I don't have a Debian install handy, but this method works for Slackware and should apply just as well to any system which uses inittab.
As root, edit the file
Replace that line with (or better yet, comment it out and add) one which reads as follows:
Save the file and reboot.
You can enable the autologin by modifying the inittab file.
Using any editor Open the file inittab. I have used vim editor
Serach for the line.
Replace with as follow
After modifying the inittab restart the system.
Note: before modifying the inittab, keep the backup of it.
Both answers from here didn't work on my os,
I use CUBIAN which is an Debian wheezy based os for ARMv7 on Cubieboard
and my solution (working for me) is using rungetty :
edit .bash_profile and at the bottom add
then it worked !
Thanks to MeanDean on Debian user forum.