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also in /etc, there is a file ".pwd.lock". This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. If you need to reset your password, click here. you should check the permissions of the file /etc/shadow, it should be like this: Code: [email protected]:/usr/src# ls -l /etc/shadow -rw-r----- 1 root shadow 682 2006-07-03 08:05 /etc/shadow chmod 0640 /etc/shadow If http://rinfix.com/cannot-open/useradd-cannot-open-etc-shadow.html

Whatever you're trying to test: find a better way. Please verify its path and try again0rgmanager [fs] start_filesystem: Could not match “f6a58cf7-b39b-489c-add5-444ceab8af9d” with a real device2Considering Group and User to Install Apache httpd with different Directory - CentOS 6.60Unable to URL: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/attachments/20080201/f4eb077b/attachment.htm Samuel Rochas at Feb 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm ⇧ Dear Ralph,Sorry...------------- /etc/shadowSamuelRalph Angenendt escribi?:Samuel Rochas wrote:Hi Ralph,-r-------- 1 root root 1653 ene 30 12:03 /etc/shadowWhat's the output of What are you trying to do?

Useradd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/passwd

Function pw_open controls whether /etc/passwd can be opened or an error should be thrown. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. On my 8.04 system, the file is mode 640 (-rw-r-----) owned by root:shadow. Since I also got Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Linux Pro magazine - $10 from B&N), that worked like a charm (i.e.

Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd. Linux User #283077 Linux Counter Windows error fault 9872x1297 in sector 9812. There are several files in /etc needed to boot and log in, for example (but not limited to): fstab, inittab, passwd, shadow and the init scripts in init.d/. Usermod Cannot Open Etc Passwd I have tried with this solution but i cant change de +i mode Code: [email protected]:/etc# /usr/bin/chattr -i passwd [email protected]:/etc# lsattr passwd ----i-------------- passwd pablov2 View Public Profile View LQ Blog

kamariz View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by kamariz 01-18-2012, 07:49 AM #7 pablov2 LQ Newbie Registered: Jan 2012 Posts: Useradd: Cannot Open /etc/passwd You should fix the permissions on this file. Can an object *immediately* start moving at a high velocity? Adv Reply June 8th, 2008 #6 zaedi_ahmed View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date May 2008 Beans 3 Re: Can't open etc shadow Thanks

This is the culprit (from man 2 open): O_NOFOLLOW If pathname is a symbolic link, then the open fails. Useradd Cannot Lock Etc Passwd Try Again Later In Linux If you're trying to do central authentication: use ldap. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Newbies Corner Hardware Software Installation Window/Desktop Managers Kernels and Modules Networking Web/Security Mobile Computing Games Programming/Scripts Technical How I Did It!

Useradd: Cannot Open /etc/passwd

How do you enchant items with Lapis Luzuli? kamariz View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by kamariz 02-01-2008, 06:31 AM #5 waelaltaqi Member Registered: Sep 2005 Location: USA, Useradd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/passwd Do "setenforce 0" try to change password Please make sure that ALL fields are accounted for in the shadow file and there are no line breaks! Useradd Cannot Open Etc Passwd Ubuntu Advertisement lotuseclat79 Thread Starter Joined: Sep 12, 2003 Messages: 20,583 Running FC3 and when I try to add a regular user get: useradd: cannot rewrite password file Investigated with Google -

Look for error message cannot open /etc/passwd (in fact I only search for cannot open, since the whole string doesn't return any results): $ grep -B 1 'cannot open' src/useradd.c (...) have a peek at these guys Here's the relevant parts. # grep -iEe '(useradd|groupadd)' audit.log > usergroupadd-audit.log # audit2allow < usergroupadd-audit.log #============= useradd_t ============== allow useradd_t etc_t:file write; Comment 3 Miroslav Grepl 2012-01-19 08:18:39 EST /etc/passwd is Here is a link to the KB article that showed how to stop the agent: Mcafee HIPs agent linux rhel share|improve this question edited Aug 14 '15 at 18:54 asked Aug This site is not affiliated with Linus Torvalds or The Open Group in any way. Usermod: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/shadow

  1. What do I do?
  2. kamariz View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by kamariz 02-01-2008, 06:30 AM #4 kamariz LQ Newbie Registered: Jan 2007 Posts:
  3. I've restarted and could log into the box as root.
  4. Let's search for it.
  5. But then, trying toissue the passwd command again did not work.I am not sure if and how those actions can be related to my problem?!?RegardsSamuel reply | permalink Alain Spineux Can
  6. blah.26812:open("/etc/.pwd.lock", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_CLOEXEC, 0600) = 7 blah.26812:link("/etc/passwd.26812", "/etc/passwd.lock") = 0 blah.26812:link("/etc/shadow.26812", "/etc/shadow.lock") = 0 blah.26812:link("/etc/group.26812", "/etc/group.lock") = 0 blah.26812:link("/etc/gshadow.26812", "/etc/gshadow.lock") = 0 blah.26812:unlink("/etc/shadow.lock") = 0 blah.26812:unlink("/etc/passwd.lock") = 0 blah.26812:unlink("/etc/group.lock") = 0 blah.26812:unlink("/etc/gshadow.lock")
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Browse other questions tagged debian or ask your own question. problem solved already. How on earth did FC3, not have a documented fix for useradd with SELinux? http://rinfix.com/cannot-open/ubuntu-useradd-cannot-open-etc-passwd.html Advanced Search Forum Community Help: Check the Help Files, then come here to ask!

What episode of Star Trek is this creature on? Groupadd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/group Thank you very much for your assistance! $spacer_open $spacer_close 07-24-2012 #4 Vladikhi View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Just Joined! Are you running the useradd command with "sudo useradd"?

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Although a symlink can be used as a replacement of a file in many (I'd say most) situations, useradd is quite picky and rejects it, probably because a symlinked /etc/passwd strongly connect(4, {sa_family=AF_FILE, path="/var/run/nscd/socket"}, 110) = -1 ENOENT (N o such file or directory) close(4) = 0 open("/etc/passwd", O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 4 fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=1742, ...}) = 0 mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, Adv Reply June 1st, 2008 #3 HalPomeranz View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Visit Homepage Quad Shot of Ubuntu Join Date May 2008 Location Eugene, OR, USA Beans 435 Docker Useradd: Failure While Writing Changes To /etc/passwd touch /etc/foo Also, any host intrusion protection system in play here (selinux, Symantec, Mcafee) ? –steve Aug 12 '15 at 20:37 1 Can you check /proc/mounts and dmesg just in

Symmetric group action on Young Tableaux Is it possible for a diesel engine computer to detect (and prevent) a runaway condition? acaso que ?sta vida moderna est? Any command dealing with user accounts/passwords (passwd, usermod, useradd, userdel, chage, etc.) result in "cannot open /etc/shadow" or a similar error relating to permission denied on /etc/shadow. this content Not a member yet?

Should they be exact copies of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow?