Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0. The upgrade date is tentatively scheduled for 2 December 2018, pending final testing and feedback.
Bug 5954 - kickstart installs encrypt already-encrypted password
kickstart installs encrypt already-encrypted password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Jay Turner
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 1999-10-14 13:01 EDT by Mike Iglesias
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-02-08 13:19:01 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
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

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

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.