Installer Barfs if Root Password is Blank
Right now, the docs say: Setting a password is mandatory and the password can not be blank.
To test this in the new installer, I input a blank password and received the response shown in the screenshot.
My suggestion: the installer should indicate that a password is mandatory and rerun passwd.
#4 Updated by Sean Fagan about 6 years ago
Also there's a new password picker, courtesy of William.
I will point out: I don't like the dialog UI for forms there. <tab> and <return> both take me to <Ok>, when I want them to take me to the next field; as it is, I have to use down-arrow to get to the verification field. It may be best to rewrite this as two separate dialogs ("Enter root password (blank for none)", and 'Confirm root password').