Root password not set

When I installed the OS, I wasn’t prompted to set the root password. Is this a bug, or did my install hose up?

Actually it is a new and dubious feature. The root password defualts to the first user password. There is an advanced config option somewhere in the install that lets you set one. But if you zip through the install without reading all the options you can easily miss it. Also the machine name is not asked for unless you use an advanced option so you get a semi-random name for the machine.

>:(

Gurusama wrote:
> When I installed the OS, I wasn’t prompted to set the root password. Is
> this a bug, or did my install hose up?

on the install step with Create New User, there is a blank for user
full name, and password entry (and confirm password)…directly under
that are three check boxes:

the first is: “Use this password for system administrator”
second: “Receive system Mail”
third: Automatic Login

by default the first and third are checked and them middle is
not…so, if didn’t change anything your root password is the same as
as that of the user you had just entered…

you can use it to then change the root password to something else…

is it a bug? i think it was a bad decisions made by the
developers…but, they do not listen to me…

if you wish you can log a bug in bugzilla,
http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

but, good luck with that as the developers are the ones who decide if
a bug is valid, or not…and, if not valid they have less work to do.


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Gurusama,

All the above posters were so eager to answer your question that they forgot to say:
Welcome to these forums!

I hope that the fast responses to your question shows wht nice people we are :wink:

hcvv wrote:
> All the above posters were so eager to answer your question that they
> forgot to say:
> Welcome to these forums!

i’m not a hacker, but if i were i’d write a thunderbird plugin which,
if i clicked reply, would automatically look to the forum and check
join date/number of posts, and pop up that info in a little dialog AND
put at the top of my reply (if so):

-=welcome=- new poster [forumID] to our forum and to openSUSE!!

of course, it might soon have to be changed from openSUSE to Debian
(if the devs have their way and change to “openSUSE - Home for
developers” http://tinyurl.com/39j8dt3 pushing users away even further)…


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