I've just installed Ubuntu on my PC, and so far the only user is the one set up through the install process (called
I'm trying to add a standard user account, but it's not letting me. Every time I enter my desired username, a no-entry symbol appears next to it and I'm told that -
A user with the username 'dgard' already exists
However, this cannot be the case, because as previously mentioned there is only one user called
master on this PC.
sudo userdel -r dgard, although I didn't expect this to do anything due to not having set a user up. Indeed, I was presented with the below message, and an inspection of the file confirmed no entry for 'dgard' -
userdel: cannot remove entry 'dgard' from /etc/passwd
Can anyone please suggest why I may be encountering this problem?
Information from comments:
getent passwd dgard retunrs
David Gard:/home/likewise-open/DD/dgard:/bin/bash. I am using Likewise to connect to a Windows domain, but it seems odd that this would prevent me from having a local user with the same username as a domain user?