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LiveCD: Migrate LiveCD desktop settings to installed system

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
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openSUSE-11.3
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openSUSE-11.4
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Description

After successful installation, when finishing session, user should be asked to migrate his settings to the installed system.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

Retaining network settings on installation would possibly mimic the behavior of a net-install disc.  That is one setting worth transferring.

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

Sounds to me like a simplification for the user.

icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

Yes, I wonder how it could be implemented. The point is that at any point of time the live installer is running, user can do whatever and in the end the copied data is inconsistent. Obviously, the best solution would be to grab the /home/username directory at the logout time, however, then the target system is not mounted any more (this can be changed). I'm not sure whether it would work with user name change (linux renamed to real user).

icons/user_comment.png J. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

On Mandriva, if I remember well, username change doesn't change anything and the files are copied.

icons/user_comment.png J. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

I assume that Mandriva's approach is to rename existing user, while YaST does create a new one (the reason is purely technical - this reuses existing code). I think that both approaches have their pros and cons.

Do you know how Mandriva ensures that the home directory is consistent? I mean, the files are still changing while copying into the disk. Maybe they just relay on good luck?

icons/user_comment.png J. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

I guess they think users don't do anything while installation's in progress.

Last change: 7 years ago
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