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
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.
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.
Fixed in beta3.