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Old 04-06-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Trouble Creating User/ Changing Password


Having trouble creating user, specifically editing the password for it...
I am using the command shell in the webmin interface, I just need to create a different user so I can run a teamspeak server, it won't run the server as root, I am new to linux obviously so please be as specific as possible when explaining how to change the password. Thanks!


Operating system: Redhat Linux Fedora 8
Webmin version: 1.400

I create a user "ts" and when I type "passwd ts" it says:

New UNIX password: New UNIX password: New UNIX password: passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered
Changing password for user ts.



Then I enter the password I want...

1234 (press enter)

now it says:

>1234
bash: 1234: command not found
 
Old 04-06-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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What happens when you run "su ts" ?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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there isnt an error, su ts seems like it works, but it never said "user created" and i think thats because i never set the password

but when i do use su ts and then start the teamspeak server, it still says for security reasons dont start as root, and then fails to start
 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:13 PM   #4
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Well. try "su - ts" not to leave traces of your orgignal root session in the environment/"real uid"
 
Old 04-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #5
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How did you add the user?

If the user ts is already created you can log in as root (in a terminal) then give the command passwd ts you will be prompted for the new passwd enter the new passwd press enter, you will be asked to enter it again press enter.
 
Old 04-06-2008, 10:58 PM   #6
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i type: adduser ts
it doesnt prompt me for the password, so i type passwd ts
then it says

New UNIX password: New UNIX password: New UNIX password: passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered
Changing password for user ts.



so then i type a password i want "1234" and press enter and it says:


>1234
bash: 1234: command not found
 
Old 04-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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So, check if "su - ts" lets you run teamspeak server, and also check if there is a /etc/passwd line for ts.
 
Old 04-07-2008, 09:20 AM   #8
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after doing su - ts the server still will not start, i don't think there is a /etc/passwd line for the user ts, but i might not have checked the right way
 
Old 04-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #9
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Well, if there is no /etc/passwd line mentioning user ts, the user was not added successfully, I am afraid.. Can you just login to the server using normal ssh? And I thought webmin had a specialized user management module, it could work better, too.. It looks like useradd didn't have a chance to convey its error message to you..
 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:40 PM   #10
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When I type adduser ts then press enter, what do i do next? Do i type the password i want and press enter? Is this correct? I might just be so stupid I'm doing it wrong, that's what I assume...
 
Old 04-07-2008, 07:46 PM   #11
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As suggested above, check your /etc/passwd file to see if you do in fact have a user "ts" there. If you don't you will have to add it. If you do you just need to add password.

As root in terminal to add a user: "adduser ts", hit enter, type "passwd ts", you will be prompted for a password (twice). Enter it. I would check after entering the "adduser ts" to see if it shows up in /etc/passwd.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 08:40 PM   #12
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theres no /etc/passwd file

when i type "passwd ts" and press enter it says:

New UNIX password: New UNIX password: New UNIX password: passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered
Changing password for user ts.


then i type the password i want, which for example is 1234, and press enter and it says

> 1234
bash: 1234: command not found


the whole thing looks like this ...

> passwd ts
New UNIX password: New UNIX password: New UNIX password: passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered
Changing password for user ts.
> 1324
bash: 1234: command not found



basically, its not letting me answering the password.... or im doing something wrong
 
Old 04-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #13
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when i start the server i type this and heres what happens...



> cd /home/ts/tss2_rc2
> ./teamspeak2-server_startscript start
WARNING ! For security reasons we advise: DO NOT RUN THE SERVER AS ROOT
!!!!!!!!!!!
starting the teamspeak2 server
Error starting daemon. Aborted
 
Old 04-08-2008, 10:14 PM   #14
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it's odd that it repeats "New UNIX Password" three times like that... but it's VERY odd that you don't have an /etc/passwd file. if that file doesn't exist you should not be able to log in to the system at all. can you copy and paste the following commands please? and then post the output.


ls -al /etc/passwd

ls -al /etc

id

which adduser

which passwd
 
Old 04-08-2008, 11:14 PM   #15
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> ls -al /etc/passwd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 988 Apr 6 20:05 /etc/passwd


> ls -al /etc
total 816
...theres a lot of stuff here, it all says "root root" in it, theres not "ts" anywhere... do you need each of these things?


> id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel)



> which adduser
/usr/sbin/adduser



> which passwd
/usr/bin/passwd



Thanks.
 
  


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