> At 03:52 PM 9/7/2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >>All of my FreeBSD servers boot from CD, and we are going to be having >>several temporary employees coming and going over the next 6-12 months. >>Is it possible to move the user/group databases from their location in >>/etc (which is read only on my CDs) to another location? >> >>I have read the man page concerning pw and still do not understand what I >>should be doing. Any suggestions, or direction to a how-to would be >>greatly appreciated. >> >>Thanks, >> >> >>Jay > > The simplest way would be to put a symbolic link from /etc to a writable > location. You will need to re-make your boot CD to have this change. > > -Derek > > -- > This message has been scanned for viruses and > dangerous content by MailScanner, and is > believed to be clean. > MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support. > >
I have recreated the CD with the sym links, and I still run into a problem because adduser tries to create temporary files in /etc. If I remember correctly, the files it tries to create are /etc/passwd.XXXXXX. I was able to get pw to work to add the user accounts, but now I am trying to set the password for new account, and have hit the temp file snag. Is this something which can be reconfigured in pw.conf? Thanks, Jay _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"