thank you for your ideas, i'll jot some of these down and then hop in and see what I find out.
So much technical hoo-ru at times you try to make it direct and simple and it still gets off kilter.
ok, "Kiwi Linux" (as its called) version 10.08 (means released 2010 August) is a Ubuntu version 10.04 Linux Kernel x.x.x.x which ever, Gnome desktop, mod... if you will, is what we are working on.
I never noted about "inside". What I meant was it runs the Gnome desktop. I said on *Shrug*
I think what confused this is thinking I was running a VM Live distro setup inside Ubuntu and a Gnome desktop somwhere. heh.
The Linux world has a few speech hook kinks. I'm was running on the Kiwi 10.08 Gnome desktop LiveCD iso, via a Flash-Memory Thumbdrive, with no Virual Management ware
I think thats what confused it.
I will try your suggested root ideas. I noticed in Kiwi and read that some items are locked out of editing/modifying while running live. All that persistence stuff too is new to me.
I made another short attempt the other day to save some files on the Kiwi Live Thumbdrive which failed, period. I cannot save a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g to even the root of the device. Its like the entire USB is locked, period. It will let me download and save items to the desktop and copy those over to another device.
Parted Magic allows you to save to the Live Thumbdrive. *shrug*
I also think it was Kiwi that would not let me lock the screen when i had to walk away. I tried making some mods to groups/passwords that failed. You cannot change the "registry" too I had found, as it noted it must be installed to modify this option.
What I am saying is all this might be a futile effort
We'll see what happens...
i'll be back......