[ubuntu-uk] OEM Setup was Ubuntu via Tescos

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 20 20:43:21 BST 2007

Hey, I like this more and more!

Just so that I've got it straight in my mind ....

A.  Install Ubuntu on computer
B.  Set up computer with various apps and configs as required
C.  Issue appropriate command before shutdown
D.  Next boot up, new user goes through standard installation process

Yeah?  I presume that any user that was set up for B gets deleted by the
command issued in C?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Tom Bamford
Sent: 20 October 2007 18:26
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] OEM Setup was Ubuntu via Tescos

I've used it in Feisty. When you're finished with the temporary user
account, you issue an oem-config-prepare command as root and shut the
machine down. The next boot takes you (ie. the end user) through a
config wizard to create a user, set the timezone etc.


On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 18:21 +0100, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 10/20/07, Ian Pascoe <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com> wrote:
>         Rob - how?
>         E
>           In fact the latest version of Ubuntu has a really good OEM
>         option so
>         you can setup a machine, customise it how you like it
>         (including any
>         extra packages etc) and then set it up so on the next boot it
>         asks the
>         customer for their details.  This is a feature I really do
>         like the look of.
>         Rob
> When I last used it, I selected it by mistake. It's on the boot menu
> that comes up when you boot from the CD. It used to be only on the
> alternate CD, but it seems Gutsy has a graphical version now, so
> perhaps it is on the desktop CD. Not sure.
> When I used it (in Dapper) it was basically a normal installation, you
> set up the PC, up to the point of entering a username and password.
> This is prompted for on the next boot (ie. when the user switches it
> on for the first time).
> Matthew.

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