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Old 08-25-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Ubuntu 12.04 server - localhost installation - user validation problem.



I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 server in a VirtualBox.
On my first login I made a typo and logged on as 'brace'
when I intended 'grace'. Ubuntu created a new user
'brace'. Since I wanted the name to be 'grace' I changed
the user name to grace, and renamed the /home/brace
directory to 'grace'. Problem solved! BUT, when I shelled
in and logged in as grace I got the following:
"Could not chdir to home directory /home/brace: No such
file or directory" ---Ooops!

Is there a clean and easy way to fix this, or should I
just do the installation over again.

Incidentally I found out that if You are trying to use
PuTTY to shell into a VirtualBox Bridged Adapter, You
will run into a problem if You have Windows Virtuual PC
2007 server installed. Add this to Bridged Adapter
problems usual suspect list.

This looks like a great forum. Thank You in advance for
any help that You may be able to offer.



Last edited by GraceBT; 08-25-2012 at 02:29 AM.
Old 08-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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You may have renamed the dir, but the user grace is still configured to use /home/brace. You have to reconfigure the user. Or delete grace and make a new user.

You can do it like this:

userdel grace

useradd -d /home/grace grace
You can 'man useradd' if you want to configure the new user even more.

Alex Brinister
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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Thanks Alex. Great answer. On to the next problem!



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