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Re: [SLE] Root password corrupt?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 23:11:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505282311.15491.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 26 May 2005 07:56, Michael James wrote:
> Linux always encrypts the passwords,

Actually, technically it doesn't. It encrypts a string of zeros using the
password as key. It's more a hashing function than encryption

As for the problem, I would ask: is there a y or a z in the password, or some
special characters? A common bug is that the keyboard is set to German
regardless of what is selected during installation.

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