I'm having trouble setting up a new user, especially the password
I have a new Slackware 10.2 install and to make it a little different than the last one, I mounted /usr/local and /home on separate partitions.
After loggin in as root, I ran:
#useradd -ppassword donjulio
The problem was two-fold:
/home/donjulio was never created & I couldn't login with the password. I even used su to become donjulio as root and tried using passwd to change the password to know avail.
I read the man adduser and after deleting donjulio, did this:
#useradd -m donjulio
#useradd -m -ppassword donjulio
Both seem to create the home directory now, solving problem one, but the passwords still don't seem to work, so I'm still stuck logging in as root in order to become a regular user, which is weird.
Am I messing up the command? Is there some file somewhere that I can edit as root to change the password?