Bug 236834 - Kickstart text mode opens non root shell on vt2
Kickstart text mode opens non root shell on vt2
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-04-17 16:54 EDT by Josh Lange
Modified: 2008-04-18 07:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-18 07:35:46 EDT
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test file, enter root password hash (3.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-17 16:54 EDT, Josh Lange
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Description Josh Lange 2007-04-17 16:54:49 EDT
Use anaconda to install the os with boot params:

"linux text ks=http://path/to/anaconda/file/ks5.cfg"

switch to vt2 and get a console. The shell will not be a root shell, there is no
way to get a root shell (makes the shell useless). I found this when correcting
another issue with buggy md handleing. The shell is a root shell in the gui
installer, only the text is affected.
Comment 1 Josh Lange 2007-04-17 16:54:50 EDT
Created attachment 152858 [details]
test file, enter root password hash
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-04-18 10:26:37 EDT
What are you trying to do on vt2 that's not working?  Are you getting any error
messages?  There's only one user in the installation environment, and running a
test here with whoami tells me:  "whoami: unknown uid 0".
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 23:48:07 EDT
requested by Jams Antill

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