Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453585
Unable to set root password in livecd
Last modified: 2008-07-02 03:24:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to set a root password for a livecd image using the kickstart configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Create livecd using attached kickstart file:
sudo livecd-creator -c livecd-dnet-backup.ks -t /home/user/tmp
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create livecd
2. boot using qemu / livecd-to-usb
3. try to login as root
login doesn't accept set password.
login should accept set password.
Methods tried to set root-password:
1) rootpw test
echo 'test' | passwd --stdin root
start livecd into user-level 1;
use passwd to set root password
(kickstart has: auth --useshadow --enablemd5)
verify: /etc/shadow remains unchanged
goto runlevel 3
try to login with newly set root password: but fails.
Created attachment 310667 [details]
livecd kickstart file
Which version of livecd-tools are you using?
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The most current, non-testing version, from F9 (not rawhide).
Can you try 0.17.1 (in -updatest-testing currently, although it'll be in
-updates as soon as the bodhi push runs) and see if it fixes things? As I
believe that it should be good there
It's fixed indeed, thanks.