expert install produced passwordless root account
Binary package hint: debian-installer
I installed in expert mode using d-i rc 20070415 (feisty i386). After I had finished the installation, I found that:
* The user I had asked to create had not been created
* The root account was enabled with no password
* gdm would not allow me to log in as root although login would
During the installation I said that I would like a useable root account and answered the prompt for a password for it, and also asked to create a normal user for myself.
I'm pretty sure I did do all of the things necessary to make this work correctly although (a) I was installing in German and (b) there are lots and lots of questions so it is possible that I made some kind of mistake.
I preserved the install logs (before knowing that it hadn't worked right!) and will attach the install/syslog,
|Ian Jackson (ijackson) wrote : Re: [Bug 107042] Re: expert install produced passwordless root account||#4|