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deepanvenkatesh 06-29-2006 03:03 AM

URGENT: Unable to add a user.
Hi All,

When I try to add user, the machine gets struct and its not completing the process. Can any one help me what will the problem. I guess my server has reached its maximum number of users. Will you please let me know how many users we can add?

Thanks and Regards,

timmeke 06-29-2006 03:07 AM

First off, nothing is "urgent" for the forum users. They help you voluntarily.

Secondly, I doubt that there is a limitation on the number of users you can add.
Please post the exact commands used and any errors you get.

Also check out the logs (/var/logs) and try to figure out in which step of the user creation process the machine gets stuck (ie Is /etc/passwd updated? Is the home directory created? ...)

deepanvenkatesh 06-29-2006 03:14 AM

I used useradd command to add the user and also I tried to add the user through GUI mode. Its not updated in /etc/passwd file. When I give that command or when I use it through GUI, its doing nothing. simply it was keep on processing.

chrism01 06-29-2006 03:45 AM

Please specify distro & version.
Also, quote exact cmd used and any error msgs for cmd line attempt.
You do know you have to be root to do this, right?

deepanvenkatesh 06-29-2006 03:57 AM

I am using RedHat Linux 3.0. I used the command "useradd <username>". With this command, I didnt got any error messages,but my server is still processing the same. I did this as a super user. I noticed that there is an entry in /etc/passwd now and while I am trying to check the home directory for the particular users directory its taking a lot of time to display for that also. Any helps will be appreciated.

Thanks and Regards,

Tinkster 06-29-2006 04:19 AM



read the stuff in /var/log/message (debug, syslog)...

What is the fill-state of your HDD(s)/partitions?

df -k


x86processor 06-29-2006 06:54 AM

What is your hardware?

Red Hat 3.0
? Please upgrade.

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