Re: Root passwd not accepted
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From: William Hopkins <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:36:02
Subject: Re: Root passwd not accepted
On 07/12/11 at 01:21pm, Lloyd Rice wrote:
> I'm new at this. Sorry. But I think this is a real bug.
> Debian Release 126.96.36.199
> Architecture: amd64
> I have done a number of installs with both CD and DVD images on two different
> machines. I have tried a number of different combinations of options during
> these installs. Obviously, I could not try all possible combinations. But the
> common pattern seems to be that if I request the "Graphical expert" install
> and then select the shadow password system, then in the installed system,
> the root password cannot be authenticated.
This should not be. Are you posting because you're willing to help
troubleshoot? After you do such an install with a test password, can you reboot
into 'rescue mode' and post the contents of your /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow ?