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I tried to install Slackware 9.0 booting directly from the CD (my PC doesn't feature a diskdrive). The installation went just fine until I got to the configuration part. When trying to type in a root password, I get an error saying that the program can't be found or something lame like that. From there, I can't continue the configuration.
Sorry for being so unspecific. The graphical setup program has a number of steps - you select a target partition, source, what to install etc. Now, the configuration part I'm talking about is the second last step of the setup program; see under the caption "CONFIGURE" here!
The first step of this configuration is to specify the root password. Or, more correctly, I'm asked if I want to specify the root password. If I choose "Ok" I get an error message that "something" can't be found (perhaps a program? I can't remember the exact error message, so I'll have to look that up by running the process again). If I choose "Cancel" on the other hand, I'm told that the configuration is finished (which it clearly isn't) and then exhorted to reboot the system. Now, this isn't supposed to happen, right?
No...this isn't supposed to happen. You should be able to specify a root password when prompted. I seem to remember someone else having the same problem, and it was thought to be a bad iso...or a bad cd.
In summary, I would at least try downloading another iso (perhaps from a different site), burn it to cd, and give it another try. Hopefully this helps, and good luck.
I remember someone else having the same issue, and the shadow package was missing from the cd (the cd was burned from a downloaded iso). If this package is missing from your cd, I suggest downloading another iso...you never know what other packages are missing and/or corrupt.
On the other hand, did you do a "full" install? Or did you select packages? If you selected your individual packages, is it possible that you inadvertantly unchecked this package? Just a thought...
Slackware does not have automatic package dependencies resolution so even if another package depended on it it wouldn't care it would just do what it's told. This is not bad just different from the hand holding every other distro does.
That being said tho I do think this is one of the packages that is listed as required on a default type install.
Me personally if there was no other issues I'd install the package it takes a few seconds and I've been successful with it before.