New .. no home directory

Hello all. I’m new to Dreamhost. Still waiting for my domain to get registered. But they have created my shell accounts … unfortunately it seems they have not created a home directory. When I log in I get

Could not chdir to home directory /home/tfrankli: No such file or directory

And an ls of /home shows:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root staff 22 2006-06-23 15:16 tfrankli -> .doesnotexist/tfrankli

Am I just being impatient? It’s been that way for a few hours now…

I beleive you are leaving off the .com or what ever domain extention you registered as.
In your home directory you should find a folder named

That’s the problem though … I have no home directory to look in to begin with. I can log in but it cannot stat a home directory, so it logs me in at dumps me at /

The password file shows /home/tfrankli which should be automounted to the filer somewhere. But instead of a symbolic link under /home to one of the filers, it’s a symbolic link to .doesnotexist/tfrankli

This isn’t right. Contact support (via to find out why your user directory hasn’t been created yet.


Well, now after several hours, I have a home directory. So cool. I just needed to be patient I guess. Thanks for listening, all.