Bug 88601 - Root password installs wrong (german keymapping issue?)
Summary: Root password installs wrong (german keymapping issue?)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-11 10:07 UTC by Onno Timmerman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-12-19 13:20:58 UTC

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Description Onno Timmerman 2003-04-11 10:07:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
I installed Redhat 9 3 times. 3 times the following problem
Installer ask root password: i gave a correct one
the system is finished installing and asks a username and password.
I gave the same as for root password for the user. 

The system starts:
Want to login as root. -> wrong password???

installation keybord be-latin1 Dutch-belgium

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.root password given correct
2.keybord be-latin1
3.lang= dutch-belgium
4. username and password -> taking the same password as the root user
5. Installation finished. Can't login as root user!

Actual Results:  Can't login as root user

Expected Results:  Can login as root user

Additional info:

I dubbel checked to see if i wrote the password wrong. The password is 7 letters
and ending with one number '1'

Installing computer: Acer travelmate 613tx

(ps. the 3d envirment worked on Red Hat 8 but not on red Hat 9)

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-11 19:37:53 UTC
Are there any non-ASCII characters in the password you chose?

Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2003-04-15 18:02:33 UTC
FWIW, I've noticed a couple of German users reporting the same thing with German
keyboard settings. 

Could it be that Y and Z (or lower-case) are in the password and get swapped due
to US-keyboard being active during installation? (just a guess)

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-15 20:29:35 UTC
I can't reproduce this here at all.  What sort of installation are you doing? 
How are you booting?  Are there any error messages on tty3 or tty4 about loading
the keymap?

Comment 4 Mark J. Cox 2003-12-19 13:20:58 UTC
No response, marking closed.  Please reopen if you have more
information to help us reproduce this error.

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