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Bug 453585 - Unable to set root password in livecd
Summary: Unable to set root password in livecd
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: livecd-tools
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-01 13:32 UTC by Steven Op de beeck
Modified: 2008-07-02 07:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.17.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-02 07:24:29 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
livecd kickstart file (deleted)
2008-07-01 13:32 UTC, Steven Op de beeck
no flags Details

Description Steven Op de beeck 2008-07-01 13:32:45 UTC
Description of problem:

Unable to set a root password for a livecd image using the kickstart configuration.

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

How reproducible:
Create livecd using attached kickstart file:
sudo livecd-creator -c livecd-dnet-backup.ks -t /home/user/tmp

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create livecd
2. boot using qemu / livecd-to-usb
3. try to login as root
Actual results:
login doesn't accept set password.

Expected results:
login should accept set password.

Additional info:
Methods tried to set root-password:
1) rootpw test

echo 'test' | passwd --stdin root

start livecd into user-level 1; 
use passwd to set root password
(kickstart has: auth --useshadow --enablemd5)
verify: /etc/shadow remains unchanged
goto runlevel 3
try to login with newly set root password: but fails.

Comment 1 Steven Op de beeck 2008-07-01 13:32:45 UTC
Created attachment 310667 [details]
livecd kickstart file

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-01 19:49:10 UTC
Which version of livecd-tools are you using?

Comment 3 Steven Op de beeck 2008-07-01 20:15:34 UTC
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> livecd-tools-017-1.fc9

The most current, non-testing version, from F9 (not rawhide).

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-01 20:28:51 UTC
Can you try 0.17.1 (in -updatest-testing currently, although it'll be in
-updates as soon as the bodhi push runs) and see if it fixes things?  As I
believe that it should be good there

Comment 5 Steven Op de beeck 2008-07-02 07:24:29 UTC
It's fixed indeed, thanks.

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