Question

Could not chdir to home directory /home/username

I created the user by the next command: useradd username, then set password for it. But when I login to the system, I see the next message: “could not chdir to home directory /home/username no such file or directory”.

What does it mean? Moreover I cannot use the history command and also cannot edit bashsrc file for this user.

How can I solve the problem?


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Accepted Answer

Delete the user using deluser and then use adduser instead.

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