Debian Bug report logs - #433076
User not known to the underlying authentication module

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Package: live-initramfs; Maintainer for live-initramfs is Debian Live Project <>;

Reported by: Hadar <>

Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 08:48:02 UTC

Severity: important

Fixed in version live-initramfs/1.139.1-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian Live <>:
Bug#418683; Package casper. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Hadar <>
Subject: User not known to the underlying authentication module
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:39:15 +0300
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Package: casper
Version: 1.81+debian-3
Severity: serious

When another user is added to the live system the boot fails with "User not
known to the underlying authentication module".
I get this when building etch image with live-helper and doing "useradd -p
12345 buggy" in the chroot.

The uid of the user is automatically set to 1000 in that case.
When specifying a uid smaller than 1000, or using -r (system user flag that
generates a smaller uid), everything works.
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Severity set to `important' from `serious' Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 10:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug 418683 cloned as bug 433076. Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package `casper' to `live-initramfs'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <> to (Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:57:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#433076: fixed in live-initramfs 1.139.1-1
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:17:05 +0000
Source: live-initramfs
Source-Version: 1.139.1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-initramfs, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/live-initramfs/live-initramfs_1.139.1-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/l/live-initramfs/live-initramfs_1.139.1-1.dsc
  to pool/main/l/live-initramfs/live-initramfs_1.139.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/l/live-initramfs/live-initramfs_1.139.1.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-initramfs package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200
Source: live-initramfs
Binary: live-initramfs
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.139.1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Live <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-initramfs - Debian Live initramfs hook
Closes: 433076
 live-initramfs (1.139.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Ben Voui ]
   * Adding support for Virtio vd[a-z] drives.
   [ Chris Lamb ]
   * Move loop-aes-tools to Suggests; live-helper should install them if
   * Remove unnecessary indentation level.
   * Modify hiding of harmless reconfiguring messages.
   * Revert to using uid 1000 as PAM bug seems to have disappeared
     (Closes: #433076)
   * Hide error from attempting to "mount --move"
   * Rework ugly `echo "debug:..` message to use log_{begin,end}_msg.
   * Don't configure if it's not installed.
   * Fix check for
   * Add an /etc/fstab to the initramfs to silence harmless "empty fstab"
   * Silence another "script-not-executable" message for a sourced library.
   * Add missing pipe. Thanks to Andreas Bombe.
   * Shamefully adding myself to CREDITS
   * Tidy "Disabling update-initramfs" message.
   * Re-order some commands so we don't call log_begin_msg without calling
   * Don't configure X when /usr/bin/X does not exist.
   * Silence 'script-not-executable' lintian warning - live-functions script is
     always sourced.
   * Fix spacing in swirl.
   * Override log_*_msg to print nicer status text (until #494257 is merged).
   * Hide "overwriting possibly-customised configuration file" in setup
   * Hide "Shadow passwords are now on" status message on bootup.
   * Remove a number of "${quiet}" checks - they are repeated in the log_*_msg
   * Rework locale handling
   * Print friendly error message on live-initramfs panic.
   * Fix path issue with live-preseed causing noisy errors when booting.
   * Silence a number of annoying and distracting bootup messages.
   * Add missing "log_end_msg" to live-bottom/21xdriver.
   * Set different log messages for live-bottom/21{xdriver,xvidemode}.
   * Remove trailing "..." from calls to log_begin_msg - they get added anyway.
   * Move some arch-indep helper utilities to Build-Depends-Indep.
   * Set default cow_mountopt where the other defaults are used.
   * Don't use /sbin/losetup to test for '-r' option when the scripts just use
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Updating authors file.
   * Merging casper 1.139.
   * Not going over the top with exclamation marks in the panic message.
   * Updating credits file.
   * Slightely adjusting to the more widespread used ascii swirl.
   * Merging casper 1.138.
   * Merging casper 1.137.
   [ Marco Amadori ]
   * Added "-n" option to all mount commands, thanks to Peter Holik
     <> for pointing this out.
   * Be sure that the discovered filesystem is not null.
   * The list of supported filesytems goes dynamic.
   * Added ntfs filesystem to the initramfs.
   [ Michael Prokop ]
   * Move sourcing of live-functions in 38disable_restricted_manager to correct
   [ Steven Shiau ]
   * Adding support for using tftp in fetch= parameter.
   * Another fix about using udevsettle or "udevadm settle".
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