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SOMEONE must know how to do it, or there would not be a Live CD at all. Hmm.
Anyway, I've made some progress using a process I cobbled together from here:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization
I get an up-to-date, bootable & installable Live CD about 75% of the time.
The other 25% of the time, the installer hangs on the never clearly explained 'calculating file indexes' during testing - and I am *not* appending 'toram' to the kernel line.
In fact, the kernel line is empty of everything except 'config', but one issue at a time, eh?
Anyway, I do see a 'bug' of sorts when the installer is functioning as intended -
The "Quit" dialog does not have a shutdown button, or any button besides Cancel for that matter.
It only says it will shutdown in 60 seconds.
Even when I install the image into a VM, the dialog is still lacking features.
The 'Logout' button only shows 'Cancel' also.
Would someone kindly point me towards what I am missing? Does the update switch some packages?
Is policykit missing permissions? I'm flying blind here.
Also, how in Debian do I change the *Default* secondary groups a new user is added to?
/etc/adduser.conf seems to be the ticket if 'adduser' is called (duh) but what about when a standard 'useradd' is used?
FWIW, am I asking these questions in the wrong forum? Is this supposed to only be for user / high-level stuff?