Re: Root passwd not accepted
On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:18:47 -0400, William Hopkins wrote:
> On 07/13/11 at 02:35pm, Camaleón wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:21:17 -0600, Lloyd Rice wrote:
>> > I'm new at this. Sorry. But I think this is a real bug.
>> > Debian Release 22.214.171.124
>> > 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.
>> Did you enable "sudo" by any chance?
>> If yes, your root's password is your user's password.
> That's not true.. certainly, sudo can be configured (and is by default
> in Debian) to prompt for the requestor's password and not root's
> password. But the root password for login and su remains unchanged, and
> those are the methods Lloyd specified he attempted to use after install.
I dunno how Debian sets this by default but usually, when you select to
disallow the root account you are enforced to use your user's password to
perform admin tasks.