Bug 3783 - root password incorrectly handled in installer
root password incorrectly handled in installer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-06-28 18:31 EDT by chauvin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 16:11:52 EST
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Description chauvin 1999-06-28 18:31:52 EDT
When prompted for the root password in rh6.0 install, I
entered "XxX.$YaY".  The installer accepts this password
but after the system reboots, I cannot log in as root.
I repeated the install 3 times with the same result, so I'm
sure that I typed it correctly.

workaround:  use a password with just numbers and letters
and then change it after the first reboot.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-07-01 15:23:59 EDT
I have verified this to be true with 6.0. This has been assigned to a
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 16:11:59 EST
This issue is solved in the latest installer available in beta.

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