Bug 5954 - kickstart installs encrypt already-encrypted password
kickstart installs encrypt already-encrypted password
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-14 13:01 EDT by Mike Iglesias
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 13:19:01 EST
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Description Mike Iglesias 1999-10-14 13:01:44 EDT
I have the following line in my ks.cfg file:

rootpw --iscrypted (encrypted string here)

When I installed RH 6.0 using this ks.cfg file, the root
password (which works on another RH 6.0 system) did not
work.  Further investigation revealed that the root password
was set to the encrypted string rather than using the
encrypted string as the already-encrypted password.  In
other words, I had to type the characters of the encrypted
password to log in rather than what the encrypted password
represented.


Mike Iglesias
University of California, Irvine
iglesias@Uci.edu
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 13:18:59 EST
This issue is fixed in the latest RawHide.

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