Re: Debian Stole My Name!
maybethe debian installer do not permit you to use the username hal.
Create any user. after the installer finish.. you can login and create
user 'Hal' with
On 10/10/08, Juha Tuuna <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hal Vaughan wrote:
>> I'm setting up a new Etch system and just got to the point where it asks
>> me for a username. All my life I've used my first name, Hal, as a
>> username (although in all lower case).
>> Etch won't let me do this. I did it in Sarge, did it in earlier
>> versions, did it in Mandrake, Redhat, and also use it in Ubuntu. And
>> now Etch won't let me use "hal" as a login name.
> I'm running Etch and it lets me add user hal:
> % sudo adduser hal
> Adding user `hal' ...
> Adding new group `hal' (1003) ...
> Adding new user `hal' (1003) with group `hal' ...
> Creating home directory `/home/hal' ...
> Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
> New UNIX password:
> % getent passwd
> Uname says:
> Linux viilipytty 2.6.22-4-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 10:29:27 UTC 2008 x86_64
> and /etc/debian_version: 4.0
> Tried that on another Etch box. Works ok, too. :/
> Juha Tuuna
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