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Old 10-28-2004, 04:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem adding users

I'm using Red Hat version 9. I've added users already and now when I try to add more, I get the message

"The user database cannot be read. Program will exit now."

I can't even get in to add or edit my users and I don't know what I've done. Can any one help?
Old 10-28-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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Did u try to add users after logging as a root?
if not try again after logging as a root....

Randika K
Old 10-28-2004, 07:05 AM   #3
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Yes, I was logged in as root so it can't be that. Any more suggestions welcome!


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