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Old 06-11-2012
User's home directory not being created

I am trying to create Oracle user. I will install oracle after that. But my problem is /home/oracle directory is not being created.
bash-3.2# useradd -g oinstall -G dba,oper -d /home/oracle -m oracle
cp: /home/oracle: Operation not applicable
chown: /home/oracle: No such file or directory

bash-3.2# more /etc/passwd 
bash-3.2# ls -altr /home/oracle
/home/oracle: No such file or directory

bash-3.2# mkdir -p /home/oracle
mkdir: "/home/oracle": Operation not applicable

how can I solve this problemSmilie I used "-m" option during adding user.
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Old 06-11-2012
Please post what Operating System and version you are running and what Oracle version you are about to install.

If this is Solaris, just Google the error message on this site or the www. It's a very common quirk of Solaris, but will need you to know whether you are using NFS for home directories.
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Old 06-11-2012
It is solaris 10. I am trying to install Oracle 11g

I googled it and checked many many pages and answers about this question. the conclusion is creating the directory under "/export/home/." But I wonder why I can't use /home :S
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Old 06-11-2012
I put the error message into the Search Forums (above) and this was one of the hits:

If you read advice to disable the automounter on /home , only consider this if you will never be in a cluster and will never want to use NFS home directories.

Hmm this used to be easy to Google on the Sun site, but now the word Oracle appears on every page it is nigh on impossible.
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