View Full Version : [ubuntu] users & password set

February 26th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Hi.... I just bought a used computer for my kids to do their homework. it is a PC fluxbox OS 2007 ...tinyflux.... I was able to reset the ROOT password and now I come to the sign on page and do not know how to "set up" user names or passwords. I am able to access the general controls when I type the new root password, and go to a user screen, when I type in a name it says not allowed (plus no where to add passwords) ..... Can anyone help me? Also is there an online manual that I may be able to look at..... this would help me getting started too.... thank you very much!

February 26th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Try going to the terminal and try useradd and after that passwd username.Alternatively go to system users and groups the latter is a lot easier.Google Ubuntu pocket guide it will help you with everyday use