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Old 10-22-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
vanwin
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change from Hardy Heron to 64Studio


Hello All

I wonder if somebody can answer the following questions,

When using a Live version of a distro where are the passwords and user names stored, and is it possible to change from Ubuntu Hardy Heron to
64Studio using Synaptic.

The reason for asking these is that the live version of 64Studio doesnt accept the passwords previously entered and with the hard drives removed still will not allow me to d/l.

Thought I might install Ubuntu and then change via Synaptic if possible.


Thank you
 
Old 10-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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When using a live version of ubuntu, you must realise that you never entered any user names, or set up any user? Therefore, why would you expect to be able to save users?

Code:
getent passwd
will return a list of users in any linux system. You will notice on the live cd, that when you run this, you will get something like this back:

Code:
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/bin/sh
bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/bin/sh
sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/bin/sh
sync:x:4:65534:sync:/bin:/bin/sync
games:x:5:60:games:/usr/games:/bin/sh
man:x:6:12:man:/var/cache/man:/bin/sh
lp:x:7:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/sh
mail:x:8:8:mail:/var/mail:/bin/sh
news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh
uucp:x:10:10:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/bin/sh
proxy:x:13:13:proxy:/bin:/bin/sh
www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh
backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh
list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/bin/sh
irc:x:39:39:ircd:/var/run/ircd:/bin/sh
gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/bin/sh
nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/bin/sh
libuuid:x:100:101::/var/lib/libuuid:/bin/sh
dhcp:x:101:102::/nonexistent:/bin/false
syslog:x:102:103::/home/syslog:/bin/false
klog:x:103:104::/home/klog:/bin/false
hplip:x:104:7:HPLIP system user,,,:/var/run/hplip:/bin/false
avahi-autoipd:x:105:113:Avahi autoip daemon,,,:/var/lib/avahi-autoipd:/bin/false
gdm:x:106:114:Gnome Display Manager:/var/lib/gdm:/bin/false
pulse:x:107:116:PulseAudio daemon,,,:/var/run/pulse:/bin/false
messagebus:x:108:119::/var/run/dbus:/bin/false
avahi:x:109:120:Avahi mDNS daemon,,,:/var/run/avahi-daemon:/bin/false
polkituser:x:110:122:PolicyKit,,,:/var/run/PolicyKit:/bin/false
haldaemon:x:111:123:Hardware abstraction layer,,,:/var/run/hald:/bin/false
ubuntu:x:1000:1000:Live User,,,:/home/ubuntu:/bin/bash
ntp:x:112:125::/home/ntp:/bin/false
uml-net:x:114:127::/home/uml-net:/bin/false
sshd:x:115:65534::/var/run/sshd:/usr/sbin/nologin
of which the actual users on the system listed is this line:
Code:
ubuntu:x:1000:1000:Live User,,,:/home/ubuntu:/bin/bash
or something similar. Ubuntu is the default user for the live CD. You probably can create new users, but once you reboot, they are not stored on disk!

Last edited by irishbitte; 10-23-2008 at 08:52 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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irishbitte

tks for the reply. In answer to yr question regarding live distros, I tried ubuntu live and then having fiddled with it installed it on the machine. I then upgraded/changed to the
Studio version (my interests being of the musical kind). Now this is where the problem began
and its driving me completely crazy.

When it completed I tried to run jack which refused to run and still does. I then tried various other distros with virtually the same result jack would not run. I then thought to eliminate everything I could think of from the machine thinking that iff all the other distros were giving the same result then maybe it is a hardware problem.

The machine was reduced down to 1 cd rom which I used to run 64Studio Live. When I went into Synaptic it asked for a password.

Today I have changed the mother board and the problem still exists and the Live version of 64Studio is still asking for a password and still the only item on the machine is 1 cdrom.

So thats the reason for the question and I am still completely baffled by it and still jack will not run, so if you can please help.


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