Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169659
firstboot fails on creating first user
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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...
Created attachment 119480 [details]
What information did you provide on the user creation screen?
"bigfix" for everything.
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.
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
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.