Bug 11615 - rootpw --iscrypted (NOT FIXED)
Summary: rootpw --iscrypted (NOT FIXED)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 11637
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Reported: 2000-05-23 21:47 UTC by Jeff Blaine
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-12 15:17:38 UTC
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Description Jeff Blaine 2000-05-23 21:47:32 UTC
Please do not just close this as a duplicate of the 4 prior
reports of this problem.  I have the April bootnet.img found
in the errata for 6.2 and kickstart's 'rootpw --iscrypted MyEnCrYPtEDPW'
STILL leaves my machine with no root password upon reboot.

Since it seems like previous bugs were related to this information,
here is the auth line as well:

auth --enablenis --nisdomain ourdomain.mitre.org --useshadow

Comment 1 Jeff Blaine 2000-05-24 16:21:59 UTC
Please note that I actually was not doing the 'linux updates' method of
booting with the 20000407 images.  Rather I had put a new bootnet.img on
my kickstart floppy and just done 'linux ks=floppy'.  BUT...now that I
have tried it as 'linux updates ks=floppy', it fails (See bug 11637) in
Anaconda.  So I have yet to do a kickstart with 20000407 images that
even succeeds enough to test the rootpw functionality.

Please leave this open until 11637 is resolved at least.

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-12 16:19:30 UTC

4/7/2000 boot image
4/7/2000 updates disk
kickstart file (see below)
syslinux:  linux updates ks=floppy

our test installs did successfully set the root password ... bug 11637 has been
verified (thank you!), and a possible workaround suggested to hopefully allow
you to continue your installations (ie adding a mouse parameter in your
kickstart file (such as below for example)) ... please reopen if you continue
having root password troubles with above disks & kickstart ... 

lang en_US
network --bootproto dhcp
nfs --server foobar --dir /mnt/6.2/i386 
keyboard "us"
zerombr yes
clearpart --all
part / --size 2000 
part swap --size 128 
mouse generic3ps/2 
timezone America/New_York
xconfig --card --monitor --startxonboot
rootpw --iscrypted $1$Fxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
auth --enablenis --nisdomain foobar.domain.com --useshadow
lilo --location mbr --append "mem=60m"
@X Window System


Comment 3 Jeff Blaine 2000-06-12 20:27:35 UTC
Wow.  Well...I'll be damned.  I can't make it fail now either.  I must be
losing my mind.  Leaving this closed sounds fine to me.  One question though.
Is there NO WAY to make a new _single_ boot floppy with the 4/7/2000 updates

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