Could not chdir to home directory /home/username

March 14, 2017 6.6k views
Ubuntu Configuration Management

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?

1 Answer

Delete the user using deluser and then use adduser instead.

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