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Old 09-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Adding user on LiveCD


I am building LFS 6.5 via the LiveCD on VirtualBox. Now I am at chapter 4 which talks about adding users.

Everything went fine except that the added user was gone when I shut down the machine and restarted it. I used "cat /etc/passwd" to list the users and did not find the newly added user.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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A cd is a read only file system, any changes (which happen in RAM) will be lost when you shutdown. The solution is to simply add the lfs user again.
Old 09-02-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response, Andy!


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