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Old 07-23-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
AngryKeebler
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Registered: Jun 2004
Location: West Lafayette, IN
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mismatch with /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow


When I try and create new users on my F2 machine via the GUI not the terminal I get this message when I load the program. . . .


"The user database cannot be read. This problem is most likely caused by a mismatch in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. The program will now exit."

I can still create users the traditional way, but I would like to figure out what the problem is. I looked at both the files and I don't understand what could be mismatched. Please Help.

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Old 07-23-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
AngryKeebler
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Solution found

I found the solution. . .

There was an extra guest account in my shadow file that was not in the passwd file. Just removed that line from the shadow file and there you have it.

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