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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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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.