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Re: root pw and shadow passwords



On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 03:57:29PM -0600, John Dominik Baranski wrote:
> When kickstarting, I noticed that if a password is specified, it is
> placed into /etc/passwd.  However, if auth --useshadow is also used, the
> system uses /etc/shadow but the root password was never moved into the
> shadow file; this leaves the system with no root password!  I have tried
> to change the order of the commands in the kickstart file, but with no
> luck.  Has anyone had any experience with this?
> Thanks for any help.
> 
> -John Baranski

Hmm... the following worked for me the last time I tried it (RH6.2, I think):

	rootpw ROOTPASS
	auth --useshadow --enablemd5

Ajay





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