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
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.
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 ...
network --bootproto dhcp
nfs --server foobar --dir /mnt/6.2/i386
part / --size 2000
part swap --size 128
xconfig --card --monitor --startxonboot
rootpw --iscrypted $1$Fxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
auth --enablenis --nisdomain foobar.domain.com --useshadow
lilo --location mbr --append "mem=60m"
@X Window System
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