Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444968
Copy and Paste does not work when typing the root password
Last modified: 2008-07-15 17:24:57 EDT
Description of problem:
Copy and Paste doesn't work when the system request that you type the root
password you want before the installation process began.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 preview
Begin installation select language, partitions, and it's on the root password
Type the password, black dots appear on the screen as usual, select copy by
keyboard shortcut or by right mouse button.
Go to confirm box and paste.
Press next and it will say that passwords doesn't match.
I think that copy and paste rigth mouse button menu (and keyboard shortcut) must
be disabled in this step because it confuses user by having an option that does
The same may happen when encription partition password is requested.
Why do you think this is a bug? Copying and pasting the password seems to
defeat the process of verifying that you entered the correct password.
You're right, but it's a common practice.
Another case is if you have a password like: MYPASSWORDMYPASSWORD and you want
to copy and paste in the same first box, it doesn't work.
I just say it must be easy to disable cut and paste in this screen to avoid user
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This is actually due to GTK. When you highlight the text in the first box,
you're highlighting the bullets. So then when you go to paste it into the
second box, you're pasting bullets in as the second password. So of course they
don't match. Nor do I see any obvious way to disable copy-and-paste for just
these dialogs. I don't think there's anything we can do here.