If the installer is given an invalid (too simple etc.) wiki admin password (which is not that hard to do with the new, stricter rules that are default for MW 1.35), it will mostly set up the database, then abort with an error. (Only seen in the CLI installer, in Varnish, but the CLI and web installer code are close enough that the same will probably happen in both.) That's pretty terrible for user experience.
The password should be checked for validity before installation starts.