Ok, I guess I was a bit confused, I am using a text-only login so GDM
wont help me here.
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM, msacks <ntwrkd(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Got it. sed in the post scripts to modify the config files.
So I did that with the following commands in my kickstart:
#enable root login
sed -i s/"auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root
quiet"/"#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet"/
#enable automatic login as root
For some reason it still displays the login screen.
If I type root and hit enter it goes into a shell prompt with no
problem. I'd like to have to avoid typing anything. It seems that
changing these commands in the post scripts is a bit late to get the
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:21 AM, James Heather <j.heather(a)surrey.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 17:51 +0000, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 09:48:55 -0800,
> msacks <ntwrkd(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> I am creating a diagnostic livecd that will run a custom script as
>> soon as it boots.
>> I'd like to bypass the login screen altogether and automatically log
>> in as the root user.
>> I was considering creating a custom rpm with the following lines in
>> the following files like so:
>> /etc/gdm/custom.conf AutomaticLoginEnable=true
>> and my /etc/pam.d/gdm
>> #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
>> Is there a better way to achieve this than customizing these config
>> files and over-writing them in an RPM?
> One way people do stuff like this is in the %post section write commands to
> a file that gets run when the live image boots up. You can probably do
> what you want there. Then you would have a custom ks file instead of
> a custom rpm.
> Yes: 'sed -i' is your friend here.
> If you install spin-kickstarts and then look in
> /usr/share/spin-kickstarts/fedora-live-desktop.ks, you'll find some
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