[OSGeoLive] #2126: User "user" not in group "users" on OSGeoLive 12.0 vmdk

OSGeoLive trac_osgeolive at osgeo.org
Wed Sep 19 16:02:42 PDT 2018

#2126: User "user" not in group "users" on OSGeoLive 12.0 vmdk
 Reporter:  Ben Caradoc-Davies  |      Owner:  osgeolive@…
     Type:  task                |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:
Component:  OSGeoLive           |   Keywords:
 The user "user" is not a member of the "users" group on the OSGeoLive 12.0
 vmdk. This prevents !GeoServer from writing to its data directory and
 causes !GeoServer to fail to start. The iso image is not affected by this

 Workaround is to fix the vmdk with the following one-time procedure:

 (1) Start a terminal.

 (2) Run "sudo adduser user users".

 (3) Apply this change by starting a new desktop session: either restart
 the virtual machine or log out and log back in (username "user", password

 !GeoServer should now start normally.

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Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/ticket/2126>
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