[PC-BSD Testing] Possible PCBSD7 bug

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Sep 2 10:20:18 PDT 2008

Ken Ebling wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Here's an issue I noticed:
> When the system reboots after installing, I get the login prompt (I un- 
> checked the auto login feature), and the username/password I created  
> during setup don't work.
> I did Ctrl-Alt-F1 to the console, and typed "root" at the login  
> prompt, and it dumped me right into a shell, without asking for the  
> root password I created during setup.
> "finger user" shows that my user account wasn't created.  I set root's  
> password manually, and used adduser to add my personal account, and  
> then Alt-F9 back to the login screen and it lets me login now.
> Did the installer skip root password setting and user creation because  
> I un-checked that box?
> I've seen this happen with the Alpha and Beta1 releases, but I never  
> said anything about the alpha because I knew the beta was about to  
> release.. =)
> Thanks,
> Ken

Well, I've tested this here, and I can't seem to make it fail on my end. 
Are you able to easily duplicate it? Maybe there is some sort of special 
character being put into your password / username which is causing them 
to fail?

If you like, privately send me the details about what user / pass you 
are using and I'll try to duplicate the error here and come up with a fix :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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