can't add any new users

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Apr 25 20:42:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 12:31:54PM -0700, Charlie McElfresh wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded all my machines to 6.2 RELEASE.  All my machines except
> one work fine.
> On one of my machines, I can log in from the console to the super user
> account, but I could not su to my user account.
> So, I backed up all my data, and I deleted my user account.  Then, I added
> it back with adduser.
> When I look in /etc/passwd and /etc/group, I'm in there.
> When I try to su to my newly created account, I get this message:
> Bad system call (core dumped)
> I tried removing my account with rmuser, then adding it back again -- same
> problem.
> Any ideas?

That sounds more like a problem with su than with the account.

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