sudo packsack --allinone when asking for "Password: " which password is this??

asked 2018-03-01 18:23:32 -0600

MrQ gravatar image

Hello, I'm trying to use packstack --allinone to install openstack pike on my instance at GCP.

I was following this article:

In the last step, i.e. step 3 Step 3: Run Packstack to install OpenStack I've tried all sorts of password for this, including reset my root password, but none of them worked. Can anyone please help me with this issue?

Thanks in advance!!

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It should be this:

The installer will ask you to enter the root password for each host node you are installing on the network


Try setting up ssh keys for localhost to prevent this from happening.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-03-02 01:10:48 -0600 )edit

Hi Bernd, thanks for your reply. I've tried reset my root password using "passwd" and used the new password to enter, but failed that step. Were you saying I should (Step 1) ssh-keygen -t rsa (Step 2) cat ~/.ssh/ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys ?

MrQ gravatar imageMrQ ( 2018-03-02 13:04:13 -0600 )edit

That’s what I meant. Now, I can’t try it out right now, and my memory is hazy, thus I am leaving my input as a comment rather than an answer.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-03-02 17:05:57 -0600 )edit

I tried that as well but my problem remains. Do you know if there is anything to do with whether the ssh key pair was created with or without the passphrase option? I did it with passphrase, but I tried to enter the passphrase yet still failed at the installation step.

MrQ gravatar imageMrQ ( 2018-03-02 18:52:23 -0600 )edit

I doubt it has anything to do with the passphrase. Did you try a key without passphrase, or using the ssh-agent?

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-03-04 08:50:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-10-06 04:20:09 -0600

I had the same issue. What resolved my issue was nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config and set permitRootLogin to Yes

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