Cannot preseed a locked password
> Wasn't there a way of preseeding that the password should be locked?
> (apologies if this was already mentioned, I missed the beginning of the
> I thought this was to set the passwd/root-password-crypted as "*" , but this
Hmmm, well I never really tested this, but any string in
root-password-crypted is actually inserted in /etc/shadow unchanged.
So, I suppose that, if it doesn't work, there's probably some missing
escaping magic somewhere.
I suspect this in passwd.config:
# The root password was preseeded encrypted
# Clear it from the db, then set it
db_set passwd/root-password-crypted ""
setpassword root "$ROOT_PW" true
Probably 'ROOT_PW="$RET" would be better anyway. Typical shell
programming error from me, I'm afraid.
Anyone to confirm?