[Fedora-livecd-list] A note about /etc/skel

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sun Apr 29 11:52:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 07:49:55 -0400,
   john <selmys at lotuspond.ca> wrote:
>I noticed that when I copy a large file into /etc/skel during %post 
>my ISO is created correctly but crashes on boot up. The crash happens 
>when liveuser is being created and the large file in /etc/skel is 
>copied to /home/liveuser. If I boot into single user mode first and 
>delete the large file from /etc/skel and then "telinit 5", liveuser 
>is created and everything works correctly. I tried to rebuild the ISO 
>using a larger root partition but still got the same problem. If I 
>copy the large file to /usr/local there is no problem.
>Does anyone know if there is some sort of size restrictions on files 
>added to /etc/skel ?

If the file is so large that copying it runs you out of memory, that could
potentially be your problem.

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