Why I can’t create files/directories in /home as root for Solaris 10?

/home is a special directory that typically used for auto mount user directories that reside on a NFS server. If you want to take advantage of this convention, try these instructions. If not, you have two ways to disable automount and make /home a regular directory:

Method One:

cd /
umount /home
svcadm disable svc:/system/filesystem/autofs:default

Method Two:

cd /

Edit /etc/auto_home and comment out the following line:

+/home

Edit /etc/auto_master and comment out the following line:

/home

un-mount /home

umount /home

Special thanks to Laura V. and Tom W. for tips on how to accomplish this.

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