Bug 80656 - Workstation Install Does Not Prompt For User Accounts
Summary: Workstation Install Does Not Prompt For User Accounts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-29 16:04 UTC by Bob Cochran
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-29 22:27:45 UTC

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Description Bob Cochran 2002-12-29 16:04:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
If you install phoebe as a fresh installation (not an upgrade of an existing Red
Hat Linux installation), and select the workstation install type, and elect to
manually partition with Disk Druid, formatting all partitions, you will
eventually come to the panel asking for the root password. This panel does not
prompt you to enter user accounts and passwords.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install as indicated above.
2.You will not be prompted to enter user accounts and their passwords. This
means you will have to add the accounts manually, logging into root after the


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bob Cochran 2002-12-29 17:56:21 UTC
I filed this bug before completing the installation process and didn't realize
that new user account creation has moved to the 'firstboot' process. Therefore
this is not itself a bug, however I suggest you add some text to the screen that
prompts for a root password that says "You will create user accounts the first
time you boot following installation." 

Comment 2 Elton Woo 2002-12-29 21:51:03 UTC
Also encountered the same problem when I selected a (clean) expert / custom
install. I was surprised at this lack of security ... having been accustomed
(with previous releases of RH)
to being prompted for the creation of a default user account! It *did* ask for a
new user
account at 'firstboot", but I didn't see any warning or this change in the
readme files
(unless I may have glossed over *that*!)

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 22:27:45 UTC
This is the expected behavior -- I'll bring it up for inclusion in the release
notes (not that anyone ever reads them, but ... :)

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