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Re: This is sort of am accessibility problem

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 13:38 Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
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.    
Thank you 

Gregory Lewis 

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