Problems with OEM installation

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Tue Apr 11 22:58:42 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> Why not create another account with admin rights?

I can't really:

* If I create the account /before/ shipping, when the user boots the 
computer for the first time he won't be asked to create an account, 
which misses the whole point of doing an OEM install.

* I can't create it /after/ shipping because then the computer is at the 
user's desk. I don't want to walk him through 'useradd' or ask him for 
his password. Either of those would miss the point of this exercise.

BTW: The point of the exercise is to study the suitability of OEM 
machines with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. We have a non-technical 
customer interested in a Linux pre-installed computer so we'll use him 
as a test case.

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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