When trying to login to a user account on an openSUSE based NIS server on a local network I receive the error message Cannot enter home directory. Using /.

The following is the console error message afterwards : kstartupconfig4 does not exist or fails. The error code is 3. Check your installation.

Both the server and client machines are running openSUSE 11.2 and are Virtual Machines. I am very new to linux thus googling for the error did not produce many results.

  • NIS? In 2016? My word. – Zanchey Apr 13 '16 at 14:06

It sounds like your home directory is not mounted, or not mountable. Running getent passwd MYUSER on the master should show you the home directory for your user; is there a similar directory available on the client? If not, you will either need to share the home directory from the master over NFS, or make a parallel directory tree available.

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