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Now before I go and screw everything up and delete files I don't want to, I need to create a new user called "sandbox" to play around in and learn ...
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- 07-31-2008 #1
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- Jul 2008
Linux newbie here, need some basic help PLEASE
Now before I go and screw everything up and delete files I don't want to, I need to create a new user called "sandbox" to play around in and learn my way around. I think I did though, because it shows up next to "guest" in /home/.
Got any advice on how to do this right? Websites? Anything?
COMPLETE NOOB for linux. Need some much needed advice/help.
I need to create a "sandbox" user so I CANNOT touch/delete any files needed to actually run the base system of linux.
Oh, and another thing. Is there anyway to set all folders for this "sandbox" user I need to create or whatever so that I don't have to always have "access denied" message over and over again? I got this when I just wanted to put a friggin background on there...
- 07-31-2008 #2
Hi and welcome! It sounds to me you aren't signed in as "sandbox," otherwise, changing background shouldn't be a problem. Sign out and then back in as sandbox. If that gives you a problem and you can't sign in, maybe there is something amiss... Open Kuser. Open a terminal and type in:
- 07-31-2008 #3
Hi there welcome to the forums since you posted in mandriva forum i'll assume you running mandriva now to add a new user the easy way in mandriva go to your menu run command type mcc run it will ask for password put your root password go to system manage users on system add users there you can add a user give sandbox his own home folder everything thats in his home folder can be modified by him the rest belongs too root
Now the other method which is a bit harder and requires some linux knowledge from terminal as root type useradd -m sandbox passwd sandbox this should create a user called sandbox and his home directory
- 07-31-2008 #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
Is there anyway to change an automatic login? I can't seem to do so and I always log in under guest. BTW this is on pendrive linux (on a usb flash)