Autologin as root in Poky 8.0 (Yocto 1.3 build)

Hi all,

I’m currently working on a Cyclone V FPGA-SoC (Terasic system on Module board). There is the choice to boot on SD card or eMMC.
I boot now on eMMC and use this Poky 8.0 (Yocto 1.3) distribution provided by the datasheet of the board. I followed every step for the installation and everything works fine.
Now, how can I autolog as root and get rid of the login prompt ?
I already tried many solutions related to inittab such as adding “-a root” in the respective line (1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -a root 38400) but doesn’t recognize the “-a” option when I boot (or --autologin).
Is there a proper solution to Poky 8.0 to autologin ?

Thanks in advance