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Re: Defining password in ks.cfg

On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 09:56:12AM -0400, Paul Fernandes (paul fernandes lbri lionbioscience com) wrote:
> We had the problem with user logins when we put up 7.2 servers manually too.
> The "new" login truncates to 8 characters.
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kickstart-list-admin redhat com
> [mailto:kickstart-list-admin redhat com]On Behalf Of
> jeff ctr vandenbussche tc faa gov
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:42 AM
> To: kickstart-list redhat com
> Subject: Defining password in ks.cfg
> We are trying to uplevel our kickstart install from 6.2 to 7.2.  We are,
> however, having trouble defining the root password in ks.cfg.  We are using
> the same password as in the 6.2 ks.cfg, but 7.2 seems to truncate the
> password to the 1st 8 characters.  Is there a parameter that needs to be
> passed when setting the password to go beyond 8 characters, or is something
> else wrong.  Please let me know.

I have a quit long root password defined in my 7.2 ks.cfg and have had
no problem.  No special parameters, just:

rootpw --iscrypted <cryptedpassword>

Amy Tanner
amy real-time com

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