Droplet not retaining settings and pre-existing user groups
I'm having a nightmare starting a fresh new droplet; First, an issue with the locale. LANGUAGE and LCALL are always unset -> no problem, followed the several possible online solutions including: export LANGUAGE=enUS.UTF-8 etc, reconfigured the locales, run locale and see:
LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
Great, restart, and I'm back to square 1; they are lost again. I tried several other solutions, they either do not work (i.e. language and lc_all remain unset) or upon restart I lose them again.
Issue 2: when I try to add a new user (e.g. admin) I get the error that the group already exists. I've created an admin user group before in another droplet and had no issues yet on a fresh droplet, says it exists?
I've tried creating a new droplet several times now with no luck specifically (or rather at this stage) to these 2 issues. (Hope I'm not billed for each droplet I created and destroyed - would cost me a fortune)