Password file problem

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jul 28 13:39:59 PDT 2000

> But it does matter.  You can't logon to change your password.
> Clyde Wilson

I know, that's why root's password gets changed within the chroot
environment. There you don't have to login as root in order to change
the password. Really, the line echo "blah" /etc/passwd is just a stub so
the install program works as expected. In configuring essential
software, ther's the section:

Creating root password

Choose a password for user root and create it by running the following

     root:~# passwd root

After that you have a regular /etc/passwd with an encoded password, you
can reboot (after you finished chapter 8) and use it. Works just fine.

Gerard Beekmans

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