[arch-general] user management error

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 16:59:02 EDT 2014

Op 17 mrt. 2014 19:25 schreef "message" <letter at openmailbox.org> het
> 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?

My first guess would be that the newly created user has no permissions on
"his" homedirectory. A quick ls -l /home should reveal this.

mvg, Guus

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