How to add new users to BackTrack 3
After installing BackTrack, it is important that you change the default password for security reasons. Also, you might want to add a user to the system so you can avoid using the root login as you don’t want to screw things up accidentally.
To add a new user, open up a Konsole and type:
This will guide you through the process of adding a new user.
keep hitting enter for all default values and select a good password:
your user is created but KDE still won’t let you log on because /tmp does not have the correct permissions. you will get an error saying “call to Inusertemp failed (temporary Directories Full?)”
To set the correct permissions type:
cd .. to go up one directory
chmod 1777 /tmp to set the correct permissions on the tmp dir. * see UPDATE *
now you can logoff root and login with your new user.
* UPDATE * – I found out on reboot these permissions get reset. To make permanent changes see here.