I have an autoyast script that I want to ask for the root password on. It is currently asking for the passwords, however when the install finished it won't work. I can boot the box using init=/bin/bash and see the password is stored for that user just as I entered it instead of being hashed. I'm assuming that might be the issue, but I'm hoping someone out there can provide some guidance.

Any insight would be great on how I can accomplish this as I have an immediate need to provision a bunch of boxes and want to automate as much as I can.