Why do I receive the error "Could not chdir to home directory..." when logging into a Linux computer?

NOTE: Starting August 20, 2022, the home directories on CAEN Linux computers will move from AFS, and be redirected to existing CAEN Windows Home Directories. For more information, refer to Why does my terminal look different when logging into a CAEN Linux computer in Fall 2022?

When logging into a Linux computer, the following error typically indicates that no home directory exists:

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

For computers running the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Linux, home directories are located in an individual's U-M AFS personal storage. AFS home directories are not always created by default, so if you receive the above error when logging into the CLSE for Linux, you will need to request one from ITS using their AFS Self-Provisioning Form.

Note: It may take up to 24 hours for your AFS home directory to be available across all systems after submitting the form.


Article ID: 8039
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