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I am using ubuntu on my netbook... My user ID is the only user and also the administrator of the machine... Still unable to create another user. It says "You ...
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    Unable to create a new user


    I am using ubuntu on my netbook...
    My user ID is the only user and also the administrator of the machine...
    Still unable to create another user.
    It says "You are not allowed to modify system configuration"
    Please help. I am 2 weeks old on ubuntu...
    Thanks in advance.

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    What command(s) are you using to create your new users?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    What command(s) are you using to create your new users?
    I a using the graphic interface

    System->Administration->Users & Groups->Then add a user...

    I am not aware of any particular commands.

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    You need root permissions to create new users whether by graphical interface, or by command line. You can check this article for more info about it:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
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    From the terminal, do this:
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    sudo adduser username
    Your system will ask for your password. Enter it.
    Then you'll be asked a few questions about the new user. Full name and other info.
    Enter whatever you see fit.

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