[arch-general] user management error

Gerald Stuhrberg gstuhrberg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 14:50:19 EDT 2014


/etc/passwd does not store the password, a hashed version of the password
is stored in /etc/shadow

If the directory isn't being mounted, can you please post the contents of
/etc/fstab ?

You can also check dmesg and journalctl to see if you have messages
relating to the mounting of the /home/ partition

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM, message <letter at openmailbox.org> wrote:

> Readers,
> A previously existing /home directory was mounted into the file system
> during the installation process; this directory contained files in a
> directory 'a'.
> A user was created from the root user account:
> useradd -M -p [password] -s /bin/bash [username'a']
> After reboot, the system is restarted as root because the user 'a' is
> stated to not exist. The command 'cat /etc/passwd' reveals a password 'x',
> but this is not the password that was entered.
> How to solve this error?

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