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# 1  
Old 09-23-2009
Could not chdir to home directory


on logging into oracle account i got these error message
Could not chdir to home directory /home/oracle: No such file or directory
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/oracle/.Xauthority
found the command used in creating user was
usermod -d /home/oracle -m oracle
i requested to create oracle user,groups, iam able to login but dir does't contain.
please advice or suggest on how to overcome this issue.
# 2  
Old 09-23-2009
Like the error says, /home/oracle does not exist.
# 3  
Old 09-23-2009
why did't it got created, do i need to create the folder manually.
or should i ask for re-creation of the user.
# 4  
Old 09-25-2009
I'd create it manually. The -m option might have been needed to create a new homedir with usermod. If it's supported on your system that is.
# 5  
Old 09-25-2009
Just check /etc/passwd file and make sure that the account folder that is given on that line containing the user exists.If not then create it manually.
# 6  
Old 09-30-2009
thanks a lot, i have cr8 the folder manually.
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