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it gives an error unable to create home directory. Why so ? How to create user in Solaris? The perfect method?
You don't give any details (version of Solaris? Running this as root? SUDO? Does the directory already EXIST? Using LDAP/NIS?), so it's hard to say. It's either a permissions issue, the directory exists, the /home partition isn't present (or writable), or you're not putting the command in correctly.
In your case, perhaps you're not login as root, so you do not have write permission in /home and you cannot create a home directory for new user. Therefore it's throwing error.
In order to do it successfully, switch to root user.
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Also if you are already running as root, then there's probability that /home isn't there or not mounted. Instead in Solaris 10, you will find /export/home mount point for home directories.
So you can check and try like:
~# ls -ld /home
~# ls -ld /export/home
~# df -k /home /export/home
~# useradd -d /export/home/ram89 -m ram89
Last edited by shivaa; 02-01-2013 at 09:15 PM.
No idea what you mean by "/home exit". And you were provided a link with some things to try...did you? If you're not going to provide any more information, there's little incentive for us to help, if we've got to try to pull things out of you.
Solaris uses /export/home normally, while it is possible to use just /home there are other things you have to do first. Quick and dirty you can manually create the home dir and leave off the -m then change ownership after creation.