Bug 9034 - password error on installation for root only
Summary: password error on installation for root only
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 7655
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-02-01 04:27 UTC by phantom007
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 21:07:15 UTC
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Description phantom007 2000-02-01 04:27:57 UTC
I have installeed RH6.1 several times and in the process I noticed there
was something odd about the root password. After installation, the password
entered during installation is not always the same as the one supplied. I
use a long password during installation for root of

This isn't the same password I used, but it has the same exclaimation
marks, number of letters and number of numbers, 16 characters in all. After
installation I was able to use only the first 8 characters to login being

Once installed, I did change my password to !mypasswor54676!
After doing this, I was then able to login using only the correct password
with all 16 characters.

I did the menu installations and the text installation with the same

If you need a further explaination please let me know.

Thank you


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 21:07:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7655 ***

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