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Bug 236834 - Kickstart text mode opens non root shell on vt2
Summary: Kickstart text mode opens non root shell on vt2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-17 20:54 UTC by Josh Lange
Modified: 2008-04-18 11:35 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-18 11:35:46 UTC
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test file, enter root password hash (deleted)
2007-04-17 20:54 UTC, Josh Lange
no flags Details

Description Josh Lange 2007-04-17 20:54:49 UTC
Use anaconda to install the os with boot params:

"linux text ks=http://path/to/anaconda/file/ks5.cfg"

switch to vt2 and get a console. The shell will not be a root shell, there is no
way to get a root shell (makes the shell useless). I found this when correcting
another issue with buggy md handleing. The shell is a root shell in the gui
installer, only the text is affected.

Comment 1 Josh Lange 2007-04-17 20:54:50 UTC
Created attachment 152858 [details]
test file, enter root password hash

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-04-18 14:26:37 UTC
What are you trying to do on vt2 that's not working?  Are you getting any error
messages?  There's only one user in the installation environment, and running a
test here with whoami tells me:  "whoami: unknown uid 0".

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-12 03:48:07 UTC
requested by Jams Antill

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