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Cannot login as root, was: Anaconda for F9 doesn't install kernel...



On Sat, November 15, 2008 6:34 pm, M. Fioretti wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to do a minimal install F9 x86_64 from the dvd. I selected
the bare minimum set of packages (base system, 330 total) and went on
with
> installation as usual.
>
> The last message I got from Anaconda was:
>
> "no kernel was installed, boot loader info not changed"

I managed to install the F9 kernel (2.6.25-14) and boot from it as follows:

boot dvd in rescue mode

configure DHCP networking (the pc is connected to the internet via a router)

chroot /mnt/sysimage

yum install kernel
yum update

and then editing grub.conf by hand, because it had not been created by
Anaconda

Now grub does boot the f9 kernel, but when I get to a console login and
type root, it doesn't prompt me for the password. It just clears the
screen and gives me the login prompt again.

What should I do to fix this?

THanks,
Marco

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