Setting up RH9 on multiple computers with the same configuration
I am setting up one computer with the programmes that are to be used: Desktop installation + upgrade of OOo + some additional programmes + custom login Page + custom menu, applets and look for users...
My questions are:
1) How can I duplicate all the settings for user A in user B, user C, etc... without having to redo the customization ? (same wallpaper, same menu an look, everything identical.)
2) How can I clone and install the same setting and configuration to 15 other computers? (not networked)
Thanks for your help.
allright, another wonderful thing about linux, in the users home directory you have configured, copy all of the things that start with a dot, these are mostly hidden configurations that you dont normally see.
copy these to a directory called the skel directory in etc
if you are in the home directory of the user you have configured, open a terminal and type in
cp .* /etc/skel/
make sure you are root when you run this
as for making many machines the same, there is something called kickstart
if you have configured one machine, take a floppy, copy the file /root/anaconda-ks.cfg to the floppy
cp /root/anaconda-ks.cfg /mnt/floppy/ks.cfg
then boot from the cd as normal and at the boot prompt, type in
any other questions, pm me, ill be happy to help
Thanks for you help.
I tried this:
>>if you are in the home directory of the user you have >>configured, open a terminal and type in
>>cp .* /etc/skel/
At some time it said:
--> overwrite? and I answered "y"
--> or nothig happened
I then tried to create new users but I still not get the intended result.
Do I have to do something special to link each user to /etc/skel
ok, when you run that command, are you in your configured users home directory
if you are, you may have to copy the files individually, but i dont see why
that command should have worked
make sure that if the files were actually copied, then do ls -la /etc/skel to see if the files are owned by root, if not
chown root /etc/skel/*
if this still doesnt work, i dont know
This is the way I have done this....
Create a user ( user1 )and setup the way you want it for other users.
Then run these commands....
rm -rf /etc/skel
cp -rf /home/user1/.* /etc/skel
cp -rf /home/user1/Desktop /etc/skel
When you first boot as the new user, you may get a message about using the links from user1.
Just click Ignore.
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