I usually add a user using adduser command. But are there any other steps to add a user to a system without using useradd/adduser?
how can we change the default uid range?
Thanks for the reply, jjacky. Yes, as the topic name and my text states, I am using adduser. I know it is a shell script, and on the Debian systems I've worked on, adduser creates a group with the same name as the username, just like useradd does. I assumed that adduser populated its defaults from the login.defs file, but that seems not to be the case.
VirtualBox: Win7 64 bit is host, 12.04 is guest. Trying to follow instructions at: http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/05/...guest-machine/ Here's what I get in Terminal: advait@advait-VirtualBox:~$ sudo adduser vboxsf bash: Advait: No such file or directory advait@advait-VirtualBox:~$ sudo adduser Advait vboxsf [sudo] password for advait: adduser: The user `Advait' does not exist.