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Offline jpeters

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Creating a new $HOME environment --shadow-utils
« on: March 22, 2009, 05:49:22 PM »
With shadow-utils, it's very easy to create a safe working environment where you can't mess with tc files.
(present example uses the bash and shadow-utils extensions)

# In root create group, where <groupid> is your group name:
     groupadd <groupid>.
# create user, where <userid> is your user name (you can use the same name as the group):
     useradd -s /bin/bash -g <groupid>  -d /path/home <userid>

# -s  shell (I recommend using bash)
# -d setup a path to a home directory...it will create one if not already present.

sudo su - <userid>   

# To add permissions, chown directories you want to use.

sudo chown <userid>:<groupid> /path

# To save beween boots, add to /opt/.filetool.lst:


# Also add your new home directory, if it's on the ramdisk. 
# Tools for removing or modifying are in /usr/local/sbin

#          examples:
      userdel -r <userid>
      usermod -d /newHome  <userid>

« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 03:57:20 AM by jpeters »

Offline Guy

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Re: Creating a new $HOME environment --shadow-utils
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 05:27:13 AM »
If I understand this correctly, when Tiny Core starts you are logged in as TC, and you use sudo su - <userid> to log in with your user name after Tiny Core is running. Is this correct?

Is there a simple way to set up Tiny Core so you log in using your user name each time Tiny Core starts?
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Offline curaga

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Re: Creating a new $HOME environment --shadow-utils
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 06:04:46 AM »
The bootcode user=username creates a new user named that, but he has the same rights as user tc.
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