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Old 07-22-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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cannot login as user 'lfs' [su - lfs]

just started with lfs 6.0. added group and user lfs as instructed in chapter 4.3, but now cannot login as user lfs.

[root@172 maya]# su - lfs
env: PS!: No such file or directory
deleted the user and added it again, but the same problem exists.

any ideas on how to fix this?
Old 07-22-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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does the user have a home directory?
if it does not, try using su without the minus (-)
su lfs
Old 07-26-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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that works



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