On 10/14/2021 10:19 AM, Gregory A. Lewis wrote:
> Yesterday I installed Debian 11.1.0, 3 times. I installed with
> debian-11.1.0-i386-netinst.iso and I was connected to the internet with a
> cable and and ethernet. I installed 3 times because I couldn't get the
> root password to set. I know what the passwords that I used were. I even
> opened the visual view of my passwords so I wouldn't make a mistake, but
> after setting up and finishing install they did not work. As last resort
> on the third try I tried 'sudo passwd root' and that flew. It's a problem
> but at least the solution is simple right now. You don't want your root
> password floating in a setup stream anyway Thsnk you.
> Csn you recommend a manual for setting up auxiliary accounts on the same
> machine ? Thank you again.
> Gregory Lewis
I just did an install using
without *ANY* problems.
Check your source.
As stated above I used the i386 netinst image to install my Debian 11.1.0 system downloaded from Debian.org but what I did not say was that I did no verification of the image and I downloaded under HTTP. I did have the problem with the root password not being written to the system, or some malfunction.
With the modern multi core cpu's, should I have actually used the amd64 image? I couldn't get amd64 OR the i386 image to boot off of a (slightly used) memory stick, so I burned it to a CD. The hardware device that the system was being installed on is a refurbished Dell Optiplex 380. I could add one more detall in that device that I used to download the images was a vintage Mac.