[ubuntu-studio-devel] how can I alter the username in a live session

Thanassis Silis djnass_18 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 4 18:03:18 UTC 2015

Hi Len,
thank you for all your help. It has been valuable.
Here are my findings:

indeed altering the default user fron initrd is the way forward:
infact I had to replace the username and hostname in 


and also to uncomment the "flavour" line below.

no need to alter the same values in


sadly I do not know what these are there for.

Now , i'm not sure about persistency - i'll have to get back to you on this one - because I was doing my tests and running my live sessions from a pxe-booting and nfs-mounting virtual machine. 

so soon i'll try creating a liveUSB stick, and i'll update one last time the initrd and squashfs there and i'll see how this very compact and portable OS works to my liking:) 

take care and thanks for the help!

> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 14:02:30 -0800

> From: len at ovenwerks.net
> To: ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-studio-devel] how can I alter the username in a live session
> On Tue, 3 Feb 2015, Len Ovens wrote:
> > /etc/passwd, shadow, group, and there has to be a home directory. I think 
> > that is it.
> The groups to add the user to are listed on the ISO in the preseed 
> directory in the ubuntustudio.seed file.
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