[Solved]How to create users

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[Solved]How to create users

Post#1 by williepabon » 07 Aug 2013, 12:09

I'm a totally newbie to Porteus, though experienced user with Ubuntu Linux. That's why when I installed Porteus in my flash drive, I felt that I was missing a lot of standard apps. I want to learn this OS because it is "thin" (uses little memory) and it is fast. But, for starters, I want to create a user with administrative privileges, access the package manager (I get a , dialog asking for user-root- and password) and know how to add (if possible) Ubuntu app repositories to install desired applications. I have a lot more questions, but they will come as I get more familiar with this OS. Thanks for the help.
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Re: How to create users

Post#2 by fanthom » 07 Aug 2013, 15:58

hi williepabon,

a) boot with 'login=root' cheatcode to get superuser privileges from start, please also check /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt as it contains other cheats which may be useful to you
b) adding Ubuntu repositories is not possible
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Re:[Solved] How to create users

Post#3 by williepabon » 07 Aug 2013, 18:59

fanthom wrote:hi williepabon,

a) boot with 'login=root' cheatcode to get superuser privileges from start, please also check /boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt as it contains other cheats which may be useful to you
b) adding Ubuntu repositories is not possible
Thanks Fanthom. Will investigate the cheatcode documentation. Still, I would like to know if it is possible to create a different user and be able to choose (either guest or the user) at login.
Tnx.
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Re: How to create users

Post#4 by fanthom » 08 Aug 2013, 09:10

I would like to know if it is possible to create a different user and be able to choose (either guest or the user) at login.
yes - this is possible although guest and root are hardcoded in porteus settings so i would recommend to stick to one of them.
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