Problem editing user/group settings

Charles R. Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Sun Sep 26 17:56:56 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 09:03:40AM -0700, Tom Taylor wrote:
> The user database cannot be read.  This problem is most likely caused by a 
> mismatch in /etc/password and /etc/shadow.
> My question is WHY and how do I CORRECT it?


> I want to do this so I can add groups to my user account so I can add devices 
> to my user desktop.

It shouldn't be necessary to do that.  What devices are you trying to
access?  Everything should just work as a normal user without editing

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