I'm trying to install Fedora 25 Workstation on Lenovo Ideapad. Using VMWare Player with 20GB HDD space, 2GB RAM, 2 Processor core. Installation goes fine till stage 2 where Anaconda tries to create the User. Then, it shows a pop up that an error has occurred. Following is the error:

The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 25.20.8-1 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/pyanaconda/users.py", line 379,     in createUser
    raise OSError("Unable to create user %s: status=%s" % (user_name, status))
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/pyanaconda/kickstart.py", line 1801, in execute
    users.createUser(usr.name, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/pyanaconda/install.py", line 95, in doConfiguration
    ksdata.user.execute(storage, ksdata, instClass, u)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/threading.py", line 862, in run
    self._target(*self._args, **self._kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 251, in run
    threading.Thread.run(self, *args, **kwargs)
OSError: Unable to create user 0111: status=3

Additional info:
addons:         com_redhat_kdump
cmdline:        /usr/bin/python3  /sbin/anaconda --liveinst --  method=livecd:///dev/mapper/live-base
cmdline_file:   BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img  root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora-WS-Live-25-1-3 rd.live.image quiet
executable:     /sbin/anaconda
hashmarkername: anaconda
kernel:         4.8.6-300.fc25.x86_64
other involved packages: system-python-libs-3.5.2-4.fc25.x86_64
product:        Fedora
release:        Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)
type:           anaconda
version:        25

Also please note, that I have installed LinuxMint and Lubuntu in VMWare Player with same configurations in same machine and they are working without such problems. Hoping to fix this and move to fedora soon!

1 Answer 1


Known bug, Bugzilla : OSError: Unable to create user 1234: status=3. Caused by trying to create a bogus username.

Fix is to not request bogus usernames.

Anaconda interface should show an error message when an invalid User Name is entered and pressed Done.

Note: From man page of adduser it says "Usernames must start with a lower case letter or an underscore, followed by lower case letters, digits, underscores, or dashes. They can end with a dollar sign. In regular expression terms: [a-z_][a-z0-9_-]*[$]?

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