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Old 03-05-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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not know Initial steps


hi,
i have successfully installed dsl to my pendrive.but i want it to ask me password evertime i login and second wish is to make it boot default with toram option within 3 seconds
thanks for any help.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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hi tom.

when you install dsl to a pendrive, it asks you which boot time options you wish to pass as default. (you know when you actaully do the install - along with nfs client, etc etc). then you can add "toram". i would suggest re-installing on your pen drive....

not sure about the password....
 
Old 03-07-2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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Found another way

hi,
Thanks for ur kind help.
but i think this will be better.
dsl generates a file name syslinux.cfg in the pen drive.just we shall open the file and edit it manually so no need to format and reinstall.
Finding a way to get with the password issue.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #4
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The boot option "secure" is available, which will prompt for a password for root and dsl.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 02:25 AM   #5
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hi,
i tried adding it in syslinux.cfg but it asks me for new passwords for both dsl and root account everytime.i will try it by using it as a install option!thanks
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Tom
 
Old 03-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #6
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Your first post:
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i want it to ask me password evertime i login
Your last post:
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it asks me for new passwords for both dsl and root account everytime
Is that not what you wanted? I'm now thinking that maybe you want to be prompted for an existing username and password when you boot up rather than be prompted to create passwords? If so, you will need to either install DSL as a multi-user system, or manually tweak and backup some files in a frugal/poorman's system.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:18 PM   #7
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hi,
exactly u are corrrect, i need it to authenticate me(i.e.,) to ask for existing user name and passwords.
but how to install a multiuser dsl system on a pen drive?
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:06 PM   #8
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Well, a simple way to do just the password prompt would be to backup /etc/shadow after setting your password(s). This will not provide you with a login prompt, though...you'll still be automatically logged in.

It might be possible to select a multi-user system during an install, but I can't say for sure. I've never used the install scripts.

If the installation does not give you a multi-user option, you can still tweak an existing frugal system to accomplish this. I did this with my own frugal DSL, and have not had trouble with it.
http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin/fo...ST;f=26;t=7936 (the first post is the relevent one)
 
Old 03-24-2006, 03:24 PM   #9
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hi,
thanks ,let me try for the answer.
How to check for the detection of sound cards by dsl?
Because xmms plays the song but i didn't heard any sound in my speakers even on full volume?
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