Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 853788
anaconda (text mode) set root password appears to not to work
Last modified: 2013-01-09 21:22:20 EST
Description of problem:
Installing in text mode, the root password function does not work.
Tried two times with root01/root01 and one with pepepe/pepepe.
It anaconda (text mode) appears to have accepted the password.
It is not possible to log in to the installed system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
f18 tc5 dvd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot in text mode
2. set root password
3. no login after reboot
be able to se the root password
Anaconda looks like it's locking the root account by default. If you look at /root/anaconda-ks.cfg, the line reads:
rootpw --lock --plaintext [plaintext root password]
Seen on ppc64 with anaconda 18.6.5 as well. Raising prio/sev to 'high' since ppc typically doesn't have graphics hardware.
Problem located, patch posted.
Proposing as Alpha blocker per criterion "When booting a system installed without a graphical environment, or when using a correct configuration setting to cause an installed system to boot in non-graphical mode, the system should boot to a state where it is possible to log in through at least one of the default virtual consoles" - if the root password isn't set you can't log in.
Discussed at 2012-09-05 blocker review meeting. Accepted as a blocker per criterion cited in comment #3.
Still broken in Alpha TC6.
Pushed to master and picked to f18-alpha-branch.
anaconda-18.6.6-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-18.6.6-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Tried with f18 pretc7-2 netinst (anaconda v18.6.6) and it worked.
The root password set in the text mode installed worked after install.
This is fixed in F18 Alpha RC2, root password is set.
18.6.7 went stable, so closing this.
anaconda-18.6.6-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.