Bug 853788 - anaconda (text mode) set root password appears to not to work
anaconda (text mode) set root password appears to not to work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F18Alpha/F18AlphaBlocker F18Alphappc
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Reported: 2012-09-02 16:29 EDT by Reartes Guillermo
Modified: 2013-01-09 21:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-09-17 18:53:06 EDT
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Description Reartes Guillermo 2012-09-02 16:29:45 EDT
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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot in text mode
2. set root password
3. no login after reboot
Expected results:
be able to se the root password

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Aquilina 2012-09-04 15:51:11 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jesse Keating 2012-09-04 17:29:17 EDT
Problem located, patch posted.
Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2012-09-05 14:30:23 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2012-09-05 14:49:49 EDT
Discussed at 2012-09-05 blocker review meeting. Accepted as a blocker per criterion cited in comment #3.
Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2012-09-07 05:03:45 EDT
Still broken in Alpha TC6.
Comment 6 Jesse Keating 2012-09-07 15:01:46 EDT
Pushed to master and picked to f18-alpha-branch.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-09-07 16:17:21 EDT
anaconda-18.6.6-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-09-08 15:25:52 EDT
Package anaconda-18.6.6-1.fc18:
* 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.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 9 Reartes Guillermo 2012-09-10 20:59:50 EDT
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.
Comment 10 Kamil Páral 2012-09-11 08:08:20 EDT
This is fixed in F18 Alpha RC2, root password is set.
Comment 11 Adam Williamson 2012-09-17 18:53:06 EDT
18.6.7 went stable, so closing this.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-09-17 19:57:50 EDT
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.

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