Bug#658968: debian-installer: permits install with out configuring root password
Quoting Christian PERRIER (email@example.com)
> Quoting Sam Bingner (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Quoting Christian PERRIER (email@example.com)
> > >Quoting Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > >> Package: debian-installer
> > >> Severity: normal
> > >> Tags: d-i
> > >>
> > >> Debian installer will allow you to complete an install without
> ever visiting the configure users section and no warning. This will
> result in a system installed with no way to log in except booting with
> > >
> > >
> > >You really need to explain how you ended up in this situation.
> > I thought I did?
> > In any case, I was doing a network install... so I got to where it
> enabled ssh access (network-installer-console) and then connected
> remotely to complete the install. When I connected remotely, I forgot
> I had not visited the users area before enabling ssh.
> > Also, I was able to do the same thing with a normal console
> install... just to verify it wasn't a quirk of the remote-ssh-console
> > Sam
> (re-adding the BTS in copy)
> During a normal console install, the "Set users and passwords"
> component should run, so it is very unusual to read that you were
> never prompted for root password as well as setting up one regular
> user and its password.
> If you can reproduce this, a full log of the installation (which can
> be found in /var/log/installer on the installed system) would help
> understading why user-setup was not run.
Sorry, I left out important information.
I did it again to test, and it was because I did expert to enable the network console installer component that I was able to bypass it. If I do not do an expert install it does not give the selection menu.
I suppose that is understandable, but a warning would still be nice... if you want I'll go ahead and do another expert install and skip that... but I think that was the information you were missing to understand.