Bug 4249 - root password not verified during install
Summary: root password not verified during install
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-29 04:31 UTC by wiyosaya
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-02 17:31:53 UTC
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Description wiyosaya 1999-07-29 04:31:53 UTC
The root password is not verified during the install even
though it is required to be entered twice.  It is
possible to enter 2 different passwords on that screen.  The
result is that, at least from my point of view not being a
linux wiz, the installation has to be run again.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-08-02 15:22:59 UTC
What 2 passwords are you entering??  We are not able to recreate here
in the test lab.  Typing 1 password in one box and another password in
another box will result in a dialog stating that the passwords must
match.  As for being able to change a lost root password, just boot
into single-user mode (type "linux single" at the boot prompt) and
then change it in the shell which results.

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