> Hard Hat Linux Hard Hat release 5.1 (Manhattan)
> Kernel 2.3.21 on a mips
> My attempted root login is then declared invalid. For my next trick I'll
> try pre-loading installfs/etc/passwd with a valid account, then re-running
> the installer. Is there any reason this shouldn't work?
The reason your root login is not validated, is because Redhat doesn't allow
root logins over a tellnet session by default, and because of some stupid
decission made once, it doesn't allow you to make a user account during
That's why you've had to change the setup-noarch.rpm to add a secure tty, to
login as root over a telnet session.
your /etc/passwd trick would also work