Root login in rawhide and display managers

Colin Walters walters at
Wed Sep 19 14:21:06 UTC 2007

On 9/19/07, Alan Cox <alan at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 10:04:59AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > As the desktop spin is designed for home users on laptops, I don't
> > think it should offer remote authentication as an option during
> > installation at all, so there is no failure scenario here.  For people
> > who want to set up labs of Fedora desktop machines - that's what the
> > DVD and kickstart files are for.
> Insert clue:
> I have a laptop and desktop boxes. I have better things to do that download
> two sets of media. (and no the laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, and yes its
> less than 12 months old)

You're running an enterprise network in your house, I understand.
Personally, I think that's a huge amount of pain (especially for
laptops) just so that your passwords are synchronized, but I'll accept
that you want to do it =)

Anyways, you don't actually need to download the full DVD.  You can
also just download the boot.iso, and point it at a kickstart file that
has all your NIS information filled in, what packages you want, etc.

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