FAI (root password change on errors)

Matteo Guglielmi Matteo.Guglielmi at dalco.ch
Thu Jun 18 20:34:40 CEST 2020

Yep sorry,

I get a root shell prompt and the right before that

what happens is reported in the "second session" of

my first email.

As you can see there, something is changing the root

password from the value defined in FAI_ROOTPWD to

a different one, which I don't know.

Do you happen to know what's changing the root pass?

Is it FAI?

From: linux-fai <linux-fai-bounces at uni-koeln.de> on behalf of Thomas Lange <lange at cs.uni-koeln.de>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:26:05 PM
To: fully automatic installation for Linux
Subject: Re: FAI (root password change on errors)

>>>>> On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:27:53 +0000, Matteo Guglielmi <Matteo.Guglielmi at dalco.ch> said:

    > when FAI stops because of any error in the scripts, FAI starts
    > a login shell (tty console) on the install client and the root
    > password of FAI itself (nfsroot+overlayfs) is changed.
normally I would expect that you get a root shell prompt and not a
login prompt if the installation is stopped.

You can also type alt-F2 or alt-F3 to get a shell prompt. No need for
a login with user and password.

regards Thomas

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