oem-config deletes first user

Bug #229754 reported by Loye Young on 2008-05-12
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Configured system under oem-config. Executed oem-config-prepare from graphical interface. On first boot, system asks for user information and appears to create user, but user cannot log in. On reboot into recovery mode, group of username is available, but user of username is not available and username's home directory is gone. I cannot tell for certain if the user was never created or was created but immediately deleted as part of oem-config clean up.

I think this is a regression because the changes made to oem-config intending to delete the package on firstboot (see bug 145281) appear to have caused the problem. Thus, the fix for Bug 145281 appears to have been too draconian and caused unintended consequences.

This bug has been replicated in our factory on both Ubuntu-gnome and Kubuntu.

Loye Young (loyeyoung) on 2008-05-12
description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-07-16
affects: oem-config (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
tags: added: oem-config
tags: added: ubiquity
description: updated

Marking this bug as confirmed.

tags: added: regression-proposed regression-release
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: removed: regression-proposed
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