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Bug 2824 - Installer echos root password to screen
Installer echos root password to screen
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-14 13:54 EDT by peter
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-14 16:25:05 EDT
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Description peter 1999-05-14 13:54:55 EDT
While installing RedHat 6.0 on an i386 platform, when I
entered the root password on the next screen I had the
     ERROR "echo [root password]"
where [root password] was indeed the root password I
had just entered.  I do have a ";" (semi-colon) as one
character of the password, so I suspect a script confused
that for an end of a command.

The installation was based on the 6.0 release dated
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-14 16:25:59 EDT
I was unable to replicate this problem using the final release of Red
Hat 6.0. I included a semi-colon in the password as instructed. It was
written to the disk correctly and was verified to work upon reboot.

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