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Old 04-11-2012
User directory doesn't exist

Hii all,

i create the user
useradd -d /home/kk kk
passwd kk

when i tried to login to kk
i get a error user directory doesn't exist

then i tried
useradd kkk
passwd kkk

when i tried to login to kkk
i get the same error user directory doesn't exist.

Last edited by methyl; 04-11-2012 at 10:21 AM.. Reason: please use code tags
# 2  
Old 04-11-2012
You can create the directory yourself and chown it to the appropriate user and group...
# 3  
Old 04-11-2012
There are more parameters to useradd. See man useradd .
You were missing the -m parameter .
useradd -c "Name of user" -d /home/kk -m  kk

It's probably easier to delete the account and then re-run useradd with the correct parameters so that you get the profile files copied into the account automatically.
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Old 04-11-2012
Note also that /home might be an automount point in which case you need to create the directory on the shared location instead of using the previously suggested methods. Alternatively, you can of course disable this automount setting if unused.
# 5  
Old 04-12-2012
hi kumar 99

create newone directory ..exp yourrnae
mkdir /kumar
then you can create user
useradd -d /kumar/kk
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