Bug 169659 - firstboot fails on creating first user
Summary: firstboot fails on creating first user
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firstboot   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2005-09-30 18:40 UTC by Matthew Hauck
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-05 17:44:15 UTC
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2005-09-30 18:40 UTC, Matthew Hauck
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Description Matthew Hauck 2005-09-30 18:40:02 UTC
Description of problem:
When I booted my RHEL 3 AS box for the first time, and it asked me to create a
user, it spit out an error and told me to file a bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: firstboot only get's called once...

Comment 1 Matthew Hauck 2005-09-30 18:40:02 UTC
Created attachment 119480 [details]
error message

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-10-07 20:42:34 UTC
What information did you provide on the user creation screen?

Comment 3 Matthew Hauck 2005-10-07 23:19:37 UTC
"bigfix" for everything.

Comment 4 Matthew Hauck 2005-10-07 23:21:36 UTC
but now as I think about it again...I think that firstboot might not have 
exactly run on its very first boot. So I think I already created the user 
with "useradd -p bigfix bigfix" or something of that sort.  This would 
probably cause firstboot to be confused.  So maybe this might be a bug related 
to firstboot's ability to run only on the first boot. 

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2005-10-11 16:08:57 UTC
Do you remember how firstboot might have failed the first time through?  You can
have firstboot be run again on reboot if you:

# rm /etc/sysconfig/firstboot
# chkconfig firstboot on

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2006-06-05 17:44:15 UTC
Closing since I have been unable to reproduce this here and information has not
been supplied for several months.  Feel free to repoen this bug if you continue
to see this problem in a later update version of RHEL3.

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