Re: Password problem confirmed as repeatable - was [Re: Newbie password problem(s)]
Terho Uotila wrote:
Unless you want to try very minimal system you probably want shadow
I do not understand.
Going by text displayed during the installation I had the
impression that shadow passwords were for those overly
paranoid about supposed incremental security advantages. My
machines will effectively be the ultimate in single user
systems. I will be the only one with physical access. They
will have only occasional restricted access to the internet
over a dial up connection. It is very unlikely that there
will ever be a LAN among my machines. I do not see that
Debian even claims that shadow passwords *could* be of any
benefit to me ;/
On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:04:21 -0600
Richard Owlett wrote:
2. Did not enable shadow passwords
3. Attempted "su", neither root nor user password accepted
You may have hit a bug.
Obviously there is a "bug".
The question is it me or Debian?
I noticed a problem with disabling shadow
passwords some time back and I don't know if anyone has fixed it, as
(ahem) I haven't gotten around to reporting it yet...
For you I have such a deal.
I've submitted a bug [firstname.lastname@example.org] on which you
This will be especially useful if the problem has been
observed in something later than version 6.0.5.
I recall (maybe wrongly) figuring out that when shadow passwords were
not enabled, installer still saved root password into shadow before
disabling it, or something on those lines.
I don't know. Though ~"3 score and 10", this is my first
foray into *nix.
I could fix my installation at the time by going into single user mode
and changing root password, after which it worked correctly.
I don't understand that.