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Old 02-25-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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How to use an encrypted sha-512 bootloader password in Kickstart script ?

How does one use an encrypted sha-512 password in kickstart?
I was trying: bootloader --location=partition --iscrypted $6mysha512hashredacted. --append="rhgb quiet audit=1"
but when the install finishes no password is applied. The only solutions I have found are to apply the password after the installation. Surely there is a way to do it in my kickstart script.
Old 05-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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I figured i would post the answer to my own question. My problem lied in how my password was being parsed. Every time it came to a "$" in my password hash it treated it as a variable. There were multiple solutions. I could "\" to escape each $, or move the whole line out of my if statement and up where anaconda could parse it correctly without needing the escape character. I went with the latter. The format for RHEL 6 was poorly documented by RHEL, but here is my working solution i ended up with. Obviously i took out my hash.

bootloader --location=partition --iscrypted --password=$6$IMtherestofmyhash --append="rhgb quiet"

---------- Post added 05-02-13 at 12:52 PM ----------

I wish i could give myself rep points.

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