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unable to login HELP!!!

I have installed for the first time sun solaris on my pc and I am trying to learn unix.

I created a new user using the following steps:

-create a new group : groupadd work
-created a new user:
useradd -g work -d /export/home -s /usr/bin/ksh gbruno
(i checked the path of the shell using which ksh= /usr/bin/ksh)
-created a password: passwd gbruno( i have entered the password and than reentered)
-message says password succesfully created for user gbruno
-checked the entry in /etc/passwd and gbruno user is there.
-tried to loggin as gbruno : rlogin -l gbruno giuliano( giuliano is my host name)
-I am prompted to insert the password
-once the password is entered i get a message back saying No shell, connection closed.
-If I go to export/home and do ls -l gbruno it says that the owner is 104 and the group is other ( is this correct?).
I tried as per suggestions from uder user to do :
SHELL=statement and reboot in order to create a new shell authomatically.
I deleted old users who were showing the same error messages and created the above new one, but still the same..
What am i doing wrong?

Thanks for your help, I hope I can help somebody else one day..
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groupadd(1M)						  System Administration Commands					      groupadd(1M)

groupadd - add (create) a new group definition on the system SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/groupadd [ -g gid [-o]] group DESCRIPTION
The groupadd command creates a new group definition on the system by adding the appropriate entry to the /etc/group file. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -g gid Assigns the group id gid for the new group. This group id must be a non-negative decimal integer below MAXUID as defined in /usr/include/sys/param.h. The group ID defaults to the next available (unique) number above the highest number currently assigned. For example, if groups 100, 105, and 200 are assigned as groups, the next default group number will be 201. (Group IDs from 0-99 are reserved by SunOS for future applications.) -o Allows the gid to be duplicated (non-unique). OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: group A string consisting of characters from the set of lower case alphabetic characters and numeric characters. A warning message will be written if the string exceeds MAXGLEN, which is usually set at eight characters. The group field must contain at least one character; it accepts lower case or numeric characters or a combination of both, and must not contain a colon (:) or NEWLINE. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. 2 Invalid command syntax. A usage message for the groupadd command is displayed. 3 An invalid argument was provided to an option. 4 The gid is not unique (when -o option is not used). 9 The group is not unique. 10 The /etc/group file cannot be updated. FILES
/etc/group /usr/include/userdefs.h ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
users(1B), groupdel(1M), groupmod(1M), grpck(1M), logins(1M), pwck(1M), useradd(1M), userdel(1M), usermod(1M), group(4), attributes(5) NOTES
groupadd only adds a group definition to the local system. If a network name service such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to supplement the local /etc/group file with additional entries, groupadd cannot change information supplied by the network name service. However, groupadd will verify the uniqueness of group name and group ID against the external name service. SunOS 5.10 27 Mar 1998 groupadd(1M)

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