Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10578
kickstart's combination of "rootpw --iscrypted" / "auth --useshadow" unfunctional
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
If you create a kickstart file with "auth --useshadow --enablemd5" and
then you use function "rootpw --iscrypted _password_" where _password_ is
MD5 encrypted password then the password is incorrectly inserted
into /etc/passwd instead of /etc/shadow.
Solution: Check if "auth --useshadow" is enabled in the kickstart file
(when the "rootpw --iscrypted" is used) and if so then insert the
encrypted password in /etc/shadow.
I forgot to add that the side effect of this is that the root can login with no
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10377 ***