Peter K. Himmelfarb on 24 Jul 2003 01:36:01 -0000

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[hosers-talk] "Console login:" on RS/6000

I sent this message to some members of hosers-talk already.  My
apologies if you got this already:

I recently set up hyperterminal session on windows platform to connect to an old RS/6000.

The initial install from CD-ROM went fine, I selected to overwrite existing install.  

As install was in the reboot process after processing first CD-ROM it came up with 
a "Console login:" prompt. Yet I had not set a password for root.

When I entered root I wasn't even prompted for a password.  It just repeated "Console login:" again.

Rebooted with install media and selected maintenance mode for system recovery.  This way

I was able to get to a root prompt, reset root password, even run `install_assist`.  I created another user and while in maintenance 
mode checked that the passwords worked for root and user by `su`?ing to each user.

I rebooted in ?normal mode? and experienced the same thing on the hyperterminal ?  just received a ?console login:? and 
after entering login it did not prompt me for a password but just reprompted me for my login.

Why is the serial terminal not prompting me for password after entering login name? 

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