mallik at ksu.edu
Tue Oct 21 15:38:48 UTC 2008
Thanks for the info. But to enter "adduser" command, I dont have a terminal
window. I'm blocked at the username screen which i get when i boot the
ubuntu linux. And the username was not created yet. Let me know if i'm
Thanks & Regards,
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 8:33 PM, Owen Townend <owen.townend at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2008/10/21 steve <sfreilly at roadrunner.com>:
> > no explanation as to why you werent asked for a username or password,
> > maybe you forgot? but heres how to correct it.
> > boot to the grub screen, watch closely, you will have to press escape
> > key to get there. choose recovery kernel. in the menu, choose drop to
> > root shell. use the command useradd followed by the username you want
> > to add. then the command passwd followed by the username you just
> > created to create the password. reboot, and login.
> Especially as you (OP) sound new to Ubuntu, use `adduser` instead of
> `useradd` and it will prompt you for a password and other details in a
> much more friendly way.
> As the man page states:
> "useradd is a low level utility for adding users. On Debian,
> administrators should usually use adduser(8) instead."
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the ubuntu-users