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Re: User Experience improvements for Anaconda

I see, but what if you had a user "steve" with already setup sudo access for you, instead of the root account.
Would that make your work more unpleasant?

Now you have to setup root account in the installer. So you have to setup at least one user account.
The way I propose, you would still have to setup only one user, no more work on your side compared to the
situation we have now. The user would just not be called root, but for example "steve".

Or is there some reason that you absolutely need root access?


  Martin Gracik

----- "Steve Allen" <allen doobie itdl ds boeing com> wrote:

> Martin Gracik <mgracik redhat com> wrote:
> > Is it such a big deal to have one normal local user account on your
> system? Are there
> > any downsides to this? What if the NIS server dies, how will you
> login in an emergency?
> > 
> > I like the idea of not having root, and having only a local user
> setup with sudo rights
> > in anaconda. Then if I really need the root account, I can do it in
> command line manually.
> > In my opinion anaconda+firstboot should make life easier for people
> who don't know much
> > about the system. If you're an advanced user, and really need a root
> user account,
> > you should already have the knowledge how to create it in command
> line by yourself.
> > You shouldn't need a GUI wizard for that.
> I suspect that my situation is probably somewhat unconventional.
> We're a lab, and deploy dozens of machines to do simulation tasks for
> various customers.  It is easiest for me, as administrator, to log in
> to the various machines directly as root in order to do my work.  I
> don't need a gui to set up the root account; in the past it has been
> sufficient to enter the root password as the system is being
> installed.
> Being forced to make a (temporary) local account just to set up the
> root account is just adding that much more (in my view) unnecessary
> work.
> Steve
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