Bug 8353 - root password not set
root password not set
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-01-10 18:49 EST by Phil Wilshire
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 16:55:19 EST
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Description Phil Wilshire 2000-01-10 18:49:48 EST
In doing a text install disabling the NIS option and the other one (?)
the root password was not set correctly in  the /etc/passwd file.
I had to boot to Linux Single and manually enter the password into the
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2000-01-13 11:33:59 EST
Thats a bug in authconfig. It doesn't write 'unix' into the /etc/pam.d/*
files, if shadow and md5 are disabled.


Please have a look at
It should be fixed with that version.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-04 07:59:59 EST
Think this is actually another problem.  There is a bug which causes nothing to
get written for the root password if you deselect shadow in authconfig.  We are
working on a fix for this and will have it in the final release.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-04 16:55:59 EST
Fixed in beta3.

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