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Old 10-30-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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Allright, changed root password and questions about adding users


I changed the root password and I created another user for myself

Now, the user created is under the ID "500" and I am not sure if this is something I should have done or not

is that number reserved only for root ?

any help is greatly appreciated


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Old 10-30-2003, 04:22 PM   #2
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User and group IDs are pretty arbitrary (with exceptions), just don't reuse any that are already in /etc/passwd.

Tools and scripts that add users take care of these issues for you...
Old 10-30-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks very much

I really want to be able to use linux more often, so working with it is going to prepare me

I just have to get used to the tools that it makes available


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