Subject: Re: loss root passwd after install amd64cd.iso from
To: Current Users <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/2007 16:15:05
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Stephen Borrill wrote:
>> so I think perhaps the sysinst didn't save the password to file
>> really, or there was something wrong else.
> Yes, I've seen that on a -current from a couple of days ago. I
> couldn't log in as root on a fresh install. I couldn't login on any
> account with no password. The message was odd too as it was reporting
> "foo" as the terminal name instead of ttyE0 or console.

MAKEDEV.local revision 1.12 would have created /dev/foo and /dev/foo1.
Please try updating to MAKEDEV.local revision 1.13 (and if you already
have /dev/foo*, please delete them).

> I also saw that MAKEDEV failed on bio during installation, so this
> perhaps aborted the install.

I'd like to know the exact error message and other nearby output.  What
version of MAKEDEV.tmpl was involved?

--apb (Alan Barrett)