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I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me).

What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on the squashfs filesystem nor at the initrd fs.

The changes I make in /etc/skel do not apply either.

What am I missing? (I'm using a lxdm wm.)

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Please don't cross-post, if your question isn't getting answered on a given site, and you think another site might be better, flag it and explain that you would like it moved. – Mat May 29 '12 at 9:14
Appears to be deleted on SU and closed on SO, so we'll leave it here – Michael Mrozek May 29 '12 at 13:49
thanks, and sorry for the hassle... – akiva May 29 '12 at 14:40

I found it up, the livecd user is generated from the casper scripts residing inside - look for 10adduser in the initrd file (.gz or .lz compressed depending on the distro).

much much data is available at live-debian.

good luck

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I tried those instruction as well, without getting a bootable result. I found update instructions here that work.

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