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Old 06-06-2015, 09:45 AM   #1
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Installing CentOS 7 root password problem


Hello,

I followed the steps in an article: How to Install CentOS 7.1 Step by Step, with Screenshots. When I came to: Step 12: Set Up Root Password, the problem began when I had to set up a root password for the first time, not recover an old or forgotten password. I tried several mixes of chars and symbols (all ascii-code) but without luck. My input was rejected for different reasons. How to continue?

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Old 06-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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My input was rejected for different reasons.
Would you care to share those reasons with us. This may give us a clue about what your problem is.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
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you need to type it in twice

the two HAVE TO MATCH

if the second time you type in the password it MUST match the first time

a normal double check

this is done all the time on almost ALL online reregistration
and in every password creation
 
Old 06-07-2015, 04:21 AM   #4
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Installing CentOS 7.1 root password problem.

My system is: ASUS motherboard Z87-K.

Of course I typed the password twice.
The error message was: "requested password containes non-ASCII characters, which are not allowed"

The password I tried was e.g. "asdfgcsv" containing only characters a-z and A-Z.

Thanks
ostene

Last edited by ostene; 06-07-2015 at 04:30 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2015, 12:16 PM   #5
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Did you try another keyboard?
I remember having to click down twice, if the password wasn't complex enough.
How it you get past the issue?
 
Old 06-11-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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a few days old but
for the password
Code:
asdfgcsv
you SHOULD get a WARNING !!! you have to click through about a VERY WEEK password FIRST
then after the warning the error

but then again i use a 18 to 36 character alphanumeric string i have memorized
yes it is long and in that range - someplace

so it is more than enough to pass the "complexity test"

What is your NATIVE language and what language is the keyboard set to
 
  


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