[SunHELP] /home unusable

Miguel Cardenas mfcardenas at prodigy.net.mx
Sun Oct 10 15:26:45 CDT 2004

Hello list

I was trying to add a user to my solaris box, but useradd fails telling me 
"Operation not applicable"...

Tried to create it by hand the home directory with mkdir, but I get the same 
error... changed to / and 'ls' tells that /home is dr-xr-xr-x, tried to 
change to drwxr-xr-x by running 'chmod 755 /home' but I get "WARNING: can't 
change /home'

How can I change its mode and allow the new user home directory be created 
inside? simply can't do nothing to '/home'

Am logged in as root, still have not users.


I did this:

# groupadd -g 500 reno

# useradd -u 500 -g reno -d /home/reno -s /usr/bin/bash -m reno
UX: useradd: ERROR: Unable to create the home directory: Operation not 

#mkdir /home/reno
mkdir: Failed to make directory "/home/reno": Operation not applicable

# chmod 755 /home
chmod: WARNING: can't change /home

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