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"Home is supposed to be empty, or a copy of /etc/skel/. How should the operating system know what you want to put there?"

Aldebaran is telling you that /home/fred does not exist.

marto@Marto-Desktop:~$ sudo useradd fred [sudo] password for marto: Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for marto: marto@Marto-Desktop:~$ sudo passwd fred New password: Retype new password: passwd: password updated successfully marto@Marto-Desktop:~$ ls -al /home total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 12 15:05 . drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4096 May 12 15:04 .. drwxr-xr-x 56 marto marto 4096 Sep 23 10:32 marto marto@Marto-Desktop:~$ su - fred Password: su: warning: cannot change directory to /home/fred: No such file or di +rectory $ ^C

As previously stated useradd was not being called with the correct arguments to create /home/fred, which would have been useradd -m fred thus creating the directory and copying the files from /etc/skel.

In reply to Re^10: [OT] A New Everything ? by marto
in thread [OT] A New Everything ? by Aldebaran

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