Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3783
root password incorrectly handled in installer
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 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.
I have verified this to be true with 6.0. This has been assigned to a
This issue is solved in the latest installer available in beta.