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Description of problem:
Just performed a brand new install of FC3 with reiserfs. Attempted to
create a non-root user during the first boot and there was no
indication of any error at that time. Could not login via GDM as the
non-root user. Went to VT1 console and logged in as root. A grep on
/etc/passwd revealed the user did not get added, although I can see
that the home directory was created along with /var/spool/mail/ file.
Repeated attempts using useradd all fail like thus:
[root@droopy ~]# useradd john
useradd: cannot rewrite password file
[root@droopy ~]# echo $?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3 with reiserfs
2. Try to create new user
3. Try to login as new user
/var/log/messages reports several entries like:
Nov 13 00:19:46 droopy kernel: ReiserFS: dm-0: warning: Invalid hash
for xattr (security.selinux) associated with [739 730906 0x0 SD]
ReiserFS and SELinux do not mix, and we won't support this combo in
RHEL. You need to disable one or the other. If you must use ReiserFS,
boot with "selinux=0" bootparam.