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Old 02-04-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
amirzkria
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Question useradd: cannot create directory /home/


I am login as root and when I want to add new user aymna, the message came out
"useradd: cannot create directory /home/ayman"
what can i do , I am using RHEL 3.

Amir Mohammed Abdalla
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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I am login as root and when I want to add new user aymna, the message came out
"useradd: cannot create directory /home/ayman"
what can i do , I am using RHEL 3.

Amir Mohammed Abdalla
Network administrator
00249912616158
E.mail: amirzkria2@yahoo.com
 
Old 02-05-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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Nor really a Networking problem..

Moved to RedHat Forum..

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Old 02-06-2006, 02:32 AM   #4
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Hi everyone

"useradd: cannot create directory /home/ayman" solve

the reason was rhe autofs deamon was mount on the /home directory and this was hide my /home directory, when i stop the autofs service and mount -a the /home directory was appeare and every think work fine.

best regares


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Old 05-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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CentOS 5.5
I had a similar issue where the home directory could not be created when creating new users. In my case it was a box where I was playing with nfs mounts at an earlier point in time and due to that, issues were showing up now with creating users.

In my case, I had old crap in these files pointing to nfs mounts:

/etc/auto.master
/etc/auto.home


stop and start autofs service

/etc/init.d
service autofs stop | start


mount -a
 
Old 08-07-2014, 10:11 AM   #6
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I would check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file. Most likely you have a setting that is causing your issue with creating the home directory. If the setting are not correct, it can prevent you from creating a home directory for your user. Here is a functional nsswitch.conf that is using Winbind to authenticate:

passwd: files winbind
shadow: files winbind
group: files winbind

hosts: files dns winbind

bootparams: files

ethers: files
netmasks: files winbind
networks: files winbind
protocols: files winbind
rpc: files winbind
services: files winbind

netgroup: files

publickey: files winbind

automount: files winbind
aliases: files winbind
 
  


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