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Old 10-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
meneedham
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Useradd not creating home directory when creating newuser


When we are using useradd to create new user accounts in Ubuntu we are not getting a home directory created at time of creation or the home directory is not accessible.

Any help would be really appreciated.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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With useradd you have to manualy enter the home directory to be created. If none is specified, none is created. Read 'man useradd' for more information.
Try using adduser. It's a bit more user friendly, sudo adduser <username>. That automaticly adds directory and ask you for password, realname etc.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
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Could you describe your exact procedure in more detail? It's not too hard to correct the problems you're reporting, but maybe there's something even easier to correct...

M.

Edit:
Okay, Dinithion's tip's doing the trick anyway, so there's no need for a follow-up - well, if it works, anyway... (I hope there's nothing else going wrong).

Last edited by MoonMind; 10-04-2007 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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if you give the -m flag, useradd will take care of creating the home directory for you.

instead of doing:

useradd <username>

do


useradd -m <username>



Btw... if you want to deleate a user (say, to try again) just deleate their entire line form /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow


Good luck



For more detail, see


man useradd

Last edited by Kahless; 10-04-2007 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas I will get on them in the AM

I will have several more questions later I am sure. You folks are great. I will let you know how it goes.
 
  


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