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Bug#538086: installation-reports: Installation works, but neither is user created nor a root password set

on 01/08/09 20:17 Dinyar Rabady said the following:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Otavio
> Salvador<otavio@ossystems.com.br> wrote:
> <snipped>
>>> The second problem I encountered was that neither my user account
was created
>>> during installation nor was the root password set. This left the
system fairly
>>> unusable until I used a rescue system to mount my encrypted disk,
added a user
>>> to /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow (without a password) and subsequently
>>> this user to the sudoers group. In this way I could aquire root on
my new
>>> system.
>> This is confusing; maybe your media was corrupted in some way since I
>> don't remember of seeing this report and it is used in every
>> installation. Could you try to reproduce it and report back to us?
> I actually tried twice, though with the same installation media. I
> don't have any plans to reinstall in the near future though (at least
> not until the multi-arch stuff screws up my system again.. ;) ) so
> sorry about that.

I can confirm this- reproduced while installing with different daily
builds (from yesterday, last week & even one from May 2009) using
different media with the same result as reported above.
This might be an issue with one of the packages the installer uses,
since it's also reproduced when using a netinst CD from May 11th, 2009.


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