View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot log in after restoring "home"

January 27th, 2009, 04:21 AM
After the "home" directory was restored from a backup file, I cannot log in. It does not recognize the "home", due to a permission problem with "home/.dmrc". From Terminal, i used chmod 644 home, but it did not work.
My system is Ubuntu 8.10. Please help!!!!

January 27th, 2009, 04:58 AM
It didn't work... as in it denied permission, or it did nothing to change the situation?

does it help to sudo chown first, so you're the actual owner, then chmod-ing?

January 27th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Thanks for your response.

I used "sudo su", and then chmod 644 home as root.
It did not work. I still have "Your home directory is listed as: '/home/User' but it does not appear to exist."

In Terminal, I have checked that '/home/User' exists with "ls".

January 28th, 2009, 01:56 AM