[Live-demo] Re: FW: Question on xubuntu click2try image

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 02:27:08 PST 2010

I'm afraid that I'm still stuck on the prior issue, and have another issue:

I did try the steps below, but couldn't work out what lines I was 
supposed to comment out. (I did try a few different combinations).

I'm able to create a new user "user" but it doesn't create a home 
directory at /home/user (as I'd expect). And I haven't been able to set 
the password.

In debugging, I've realised that the Xubuntu image that has been set up 
is for version 9.04, and we are targeting 9.10.
What is the process for creating a new Virtual Machine? Is this 
something that I can do?
If you are creating a new image, can you please set the default 
user=user. (If you are using the normal Xubuntu LiveDVD installer, then 
you should be able to set the default user during the install process).

I've started documenting our click2try livedvd build process at:
Feel free to update this wiki with the build process if you wish.

Tom Callaghan wrote:
> Cameron,
> Here is my engineer’s reply. This should fix the issue for you. Please 
> let me know if you need anything else.
> Regards,
> Tom
> *From:* Arun Sharma [mailto:arun.s at tecnics.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, January 25, 2010 11:36 AM
> *To:* 'Tom Callaghan'
> *Cc:* 'Sanjay'; 'Arun Sharma'
> *Subject:* RE: Question on xubuntu image
> Hello Tom,
> I tried creating a vm using viewer launcher using appid “bxubdm904”.
> To fix create user and set password issue "Edited the file 
> /etc/pam.d/common-password and remove the use_authtok directive from 
> the pam_unix.so line, as well as comment out the pam_cracklib.so line."
> #useradd user
> #passwd user [Set the password as “user”]
> #usermod -u 499 user
> I have tried the same for *osgeo-bxubdm904-101* on r1 . This vm is 
> saved for future user.
> Above steps should fix the issue.
> Thanks
> Arun
> *From:* Tom Callaghan [mailto:tom.callaghan at presage-tech.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, January 25, 2010 7:51 PM
> *To:* 'Arun Sharma'
> *Subject:* Question on xubuntu image
> Hello Arun,
> How are you doing? Its been a long time since we’ve talked. I have a 
> question. I created an appid for the xubuntu image that is a two 
> layered appliance. In their COW image I changed the root password to 
> something else. I gave this to the OSGeo guys to start working on 
> their new release. Cameron tells me that he cannot create the user id 
> user and change its password. He says he cannot sudo to the user user. 
> Can you help me with this? The appid is bxubdm904. I created a VM for 
> them in the osgeo account (password livedemo). I changed the root 
> password to livedemo in their COW file.
> I think if you log in as root, you will see what he is talking about.
> Thanks in Advance,
> Tom

Cameron Shorter
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