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Okay, I have about 3 problems:
1. I'm totally new to Linux.
2. My Linux for Dummies book does not cover this
and my real question:
3. I am running RedHat 5.2
My screen looks like this:

[root@localhost /root]# adduser myself
adduser: unable to lock password file

What do I do to add a user? Thankyou in advance.
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HalldorG earned 60 total points
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try login as root
start a terminal

useradd marc

then

either login as the marc

or
su - marc

and run
passwd to change the password




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by:marc_adam
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Thanx for answering the question, but I wound up having to reinstall it. It turns out I didn't have quite enough hard drive space to load it the first time. I got more space and am having no problems that I know of so far.
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