New Question (add new users & groups)
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Fri Jun 11 18:48:19 PDT 2004
LW Ellis wrote:
> The depth of my unix ignorance is showing...
> I kept getting a glitch, probably from my bad install attempt.
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> I wiped my HD and re-installed FreeBSD with what I have learned.
> I have configured my xserver and it seems to be working ok.
> I read the the FreeBSD Handbook and found little about adding users or
> 1) Do I add a group before a user?
> 2) Other than sysinstall to add a user, is there anything else I need to do
> to configure a regular (notsuperuser)
> (Keeping in mind to copy .xsession and .xinitrc to that user's dir.)
In this case, and in this stage of your experience, I would recommend to you
to use /stand/sysinstall.
In an xterminal, become root and do:
# cd /stand
This will give you the configuration dialog, that you may remember from when
you did the installation. But this time you choose the option:
"Configure Do post-install configuration of FreeBSD"
In the next dialog, you get lots menu items. Some of them are a little dangerous
(e.g. disk management), but you also see here "User Management".
Go there and add a group and new user; this dialog explains itself, I suppose.
When finished, simply select "Cancel" and "X Exit Install" and you're done.
Would that work?
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