[lfs-dev] login issues

Tim Tassonis stuff at decentral.ch
Thu Feb 4 11:03:15 PST 2016

On 02/04/16 18:39, Roger Koehler wrote:
> Here's another issue that is new for me with this build:
> After creating a new user using useradd -m and creating a password for
> the new user, when I try to login, I get this message:
> Unable to cd to '/home/<new user>'
> Yet a cd /home/<new user> works fine. I've tried with and without
> mounting a volume on /home, at the system login prompt and using su.
> Same message.
> Have any of you seen this before? Any ideas? This effectively makes my
> new LFS 7.8 unusable.

No problem here:

root:/# useradd -m -s /bin/bash -c "Linux From Scratch" lfs
root:/# passwd lfs
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
root:/# su - lfs
-su-4.3$ pwd

What comes to my mind: What are the permissions and owner of your 
/home/<new user> ?

> Thanks!
> Roger

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