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Bug 8353 - root password not set
Summary: root password not set
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-10 23:49 UTC by Phil Wilshire
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 21:55:19 UTC

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Description Phil Wilshire 2000-01-10 23:49:48 UTC
In doing a text install disabling the NIS option and the other one (?)
the root password was not set correctly in  the /etc/passwd file.
I had to boot to Linux Single and manually enter the password into the

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2000-01-13 16:33:59 UTC
Thats a bug in authconfig. It doesn't write 'unix' into the /etc/pam.d/*
files, if shadow and md5 are disabled.


Please have a look at
It should be fixed with that version.


Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-04 12:59:59 UTC
Think this is actually another problem.  There is a bug which causes nothing to
get written for the root password if you deselect shadow in authconfig.  We are
working on a fix for this and will have it in the final release.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-04 21:55:59 UTC
Fixed in beta3.

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