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Old 12-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question Disable casper autologin on remastered Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD

Okay, so this seems like it should be pretty simple, but I think I'm missing something here. I am creating a minimal (command line only, no installer) Ubuntu LiveCD using debootstrap and the tutorial found at
I've been customizing the system to my liking before finishing it. Something I haven't been able to figure out is how to disable the casper autologin. When booting from the CD (VirtualBox), I am immediately logged in as "ubuntu", and there is no password for the user ubuntu. The user account is being created at boot, because it is non-existent when building the system. What I want to see after boot is a login screen, asking for a username and password which I've set before compiling the LiveCD. Is there a way to set up the user account on the cd, instead of creating one at boot?
Note: All of this (the LiveCD and the host I'm building it on) is command line only, no GUI.

Thanks in advance,
Jon Pavelich
Old 12-05-2011, 04:18 AM   #2
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How's it going...Ehh! (it's a Canadian thing)

I have no Ubuntu build experience, but having built the Debian live USB every Linux geek envies, I would say, figure out which file contains auto-login settings in your build system (I've edited this file but kind of lazy right now and don't want to sweat it, Google helped me figure out where it is...) which I assume is also Ubuntu, edit to your liking and put a copy in your config/local_chroot_includes/where/ever/it/should/be directory before building.

Also, a good way to build a nice custom live unit is to build one that boots normally like the system you are used to, boot it up and customize with your personal settings and copy everything in your /home/user folder including hidden files into config/chroot_local_includes/etc/skel directory and after the next build, all your personalizations are in there...whoa!

Last edited by Brains; 12-05-2011 at 04:19 AM.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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Alright, I'll do a little exploring and see what I find


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