[SunHELP] /home unusable

Predrag Zecevic - Solaris System Administrator predrag.zecevic at 2e-systems.com
Mon Oct 11 03:47:50 CDT 2004


On Solaris /home is reserved for aoutmounter home directories.
Please, do:

    * edit /etc/auto_master and change '^/home' to '^/autohome' (or
      something which has to be created) - it is 2nd line
    * after reboot, rmdir /home and run ln -s /export/home /home (former
      is usual user HOME location)

I am doing this on all our boxes ... because we have lot of Linux like 
users in env...
Regards ;-)

Miguel Cardenas wrote:

>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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