[CentOS] error when logging into system

Sat Oct 2 00:24:43 UTC 2010
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 17:37 -0600, Ski Dawg wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have a CentOS 5 system. On this system, I used the usermod -n and
> groupmod -g to change the user id and the group id for a standard,
> regular user from 500 to 1000.
> I then ran the following commands (as root), to make sure all the
> files were changed to match:
> find / -uid 500 -exec chown 1000 {} \;
>   -- and --
> find / -gid 500 -exec chgrp 1000 {} \;
> Now, whenever I try to login as that regular user, I get the following error:
> id: can't find name for groupd ID 500
> I have checked /etc/passwd and /etc/group and both files are correctly
> showing 1000 as the user and group ids. I didn't see the id isn't
> listed in either of the shadow files. All of the files in the user's
> home directory have the ownership and group set to id 1000.
> I have rebooted the system to make sure nothing was being stored in
> memory, with the same results.
> Any other thoughts to look into to correct this error?
Is the user a local user? 

What is the output of 'grep passwd /etc/nsswitch'  ?


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