Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 849075
graphical installation doesn't ask for root password
Last modified: 2012-08-20 03:05:21 EDT
Description of problem:
As it was reported in bug 848803, graphical installation doesn't even prompt for root password. After (base) GUI installation it boots into login prompt, but I was unable to set root password or at least create regular user before, so I cannot login.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F18 TC3 using GUI instalator
There was nowhere to set root password, so I cannot login.
Somewhere during instalation it should ask for root password.
Right, so the graphical installer does not set up the root account now. The intended flow is that when you create your user with firstboot, it is added to the sudoers group. In the text mode install since there is no firstboot, there's a root password entry. For minimal graphical installs, we're going to have to think of something.
I've got to remind you that in current F18 Alpha TC3, firstboot doesn't display (bug 849118, it doesn't work in LXDE nor XFCE, and I'm unable to install KDE or GNOME), so the current workflow is to install F18, boot again from the DVD, choose "System recovery", chroot into freshly installed system, set root password, reboot, login as root and then use "useradd".