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Re: This is sort of am accessibility problem

On 10/15/2021 6:43 AM, Gregory A. Lewis wrote:
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
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

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.

To me, this looks llike it is of topick for this list
as accessibility refers to making Debian accessible for people with

If I recall correctly, this issue was already discussed on the
debian-user list you might be better off asking for help there.

John Doe

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