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Thread: USB has no login screen on live persistence

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    USB has no login screen on live persistence

    I am not ready to install on internal hd. I am runing it off the external drive, using persistent storage, ventoy, with other os install isos.

    I am too green to know how to secure the os with a log in. I think I googled changing the blank default pw, but I want is to get a quick login screen with at least 1 or 2 keys for the password. Other wise, I don't feel safe logging into the gmail.
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    Re: USB has no login screen on live persistence

    Having a user password has absolutely zero bearing on anything to do with Gmail.
    Are you using USB 3?if so, try USB 2. It may help

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    Re: USB has no login screen on live persistence

    I never mentioned gmail. I did mention the danger of having browsers and other persistent information.

    I just want a loginscreen for the usb 3 ubuntu. I don't see any way to get it. I boot and bang, no security.
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    Re: USB has no login screen on live persistence

    Quote Originally Posted by degarb View Post
    I never mentioned gmail. I did mention the danger of having browsers and other persistent information.

    I just want a loginscreen for the usb 3 ubuntu. I don't see any way to get it. I boot and bang, no security.
    It would be secure without persistence. It stores nothing, so no sensitive info or malicious code either, you get a clean slate every time you reboot.

    I am not being facetious, the USB + persistence setup is meant for testing and trouble shooting (say you need some tools to be installed in the rescue usb) It is not meant to be a substitute for a real installation. You can make a portable Ubuntu in a usb by installing in it, following all the steps like you install into the hard drive and have to format the USB in a Linux file system such as ex4. You will need two usbs, one is the live installer, the other the target to install. But I don't really recommend that since performance will be poor (maybe my usb drive was too small, others may have different experience)

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    Re: USB has no login screen on live persistence

    If running in persistent mode you can go to Settings/Users and create a new user with password.
    You can set Ubuntu to ask for the password at boot.

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