Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4388
Installation script and use of non-alpha numerics in the password.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
Using RedHat 6.0 (Hedgewig) and using a password containing
a $ in it during installation seems not to work.
Using the "passwd" utility after the installation allowed
the password containing a $ to work.
My guess is the installation (shell script?) took the '$'
not-literally and expanded it to something else,
effectively changing the password.
This issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)