Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54366
Can't add users in anaconda --reconfig
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
In the Add User window in anaconda --reconfig, you can only access the OK
or Back button; you cannot tab into the fields to add a user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run anaconda --reconfig
2. Proceed to the Add User screen
Actual Results: Can't add a user
Expected Results: Ability to add a user
Yes, this was intentional. After having done the installation, it is better to
use redhat-config-users to add, modify, and remove users.
If that's the case, then just removing the screen altogether might be the best
If you are talking about the graphical installer, we felt that it was important
to allow the root password to be changed. Since that is on the same screen,
skipping the screen would prevent that. The text mode installer has the root
password and user accounts on separate screens, so perhaps that would be
Yes, I was referring to the text version of anaconda. At Dell, our factory-
install of RHL 7.2 kicks the users into the text anaconda --reconfig on first
system boot to configure their language, keyboard type, etc. right away so that
we don't have to try to guess what they're going to use. So the customer is
going to get a screen automatically that they can't use. No big deal, but it's
better just not to have the screen show up at all.
We are leaning towards replacing reconfig mode with a 'first boot' harness to
allow more flexible customization of the first boot environment. We're going to
remove reconfig from the installer when the replacement is ready.
Yes, this will be fixed by firstboot. Marking as 'wontfix' for anaconda, but
this will be fixed by a different program.