Subject: Re: loss root passwd after install amd64cd.iso from
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/2007 18:11:45
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Alan Barrett wrote:
> 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).

Heh. Oops :-)

>> 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.

I don't recall at the moment, but I'm just building a new -current, so if 
the problem is still there I'll report (or just fix!).

> What version of MAKEDEV.tmpl was involved?