Originally Posted by EricTRA
Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,
Are you sure you used the adduser command? If I'm not mistaking this command creates the user directory /home/<username>. Maybe you've used the useradd instead which does not create it by default.
Thanks for the help.
I did some experimenting since I have root access.
I used both 'useradd' and 'adduser' command to create a new account and when I check /etc/passwd, it show that the default is /export/home/user not /home/user. Question is where to find the default for creating the home directory?
And when I used to newly created user to login, the ssh script ran but it could not chdir to /home/user/.ncbirc saying that 'no such file or directory'. The next line said that 'mkdir: cannot create directory /home/user and saying 'no such directory'.
Then there is this error message: ERROR: Unknown switch ''. Accepted values: ia32, intel64, ia64. So could this be the problem, the switch configuration? Co-incindentally we just got a new Dell managed switch as the old one just conked tripping the whole rack.
Any help and inputs are much appreciated