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VastOne
November 22nd, 2008, 09:03 PM
Greets...

I have a stable 8.10 running from an upgrade from 8.04.

I have a /home partition setup

I installed a fresh 8.10 to a new drive, manually selecting my file (/), my home (/home to the correct partition) and a swap area. All installed well but when I try to login in I get:

command prompt for login that says TTY1: Unable to CD to /home/username

Note: I used the exact login/PW name on the new install.

I also told the install to import my settings from the original 8.10

I seemed to have followed everything the way your supposed to but it appears I have no rights to my /home on the home partition.

Anyone able to shed light on where I went wrong?

VastOne

taurus
November 22nd, 2008, 09:14 PM
Boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and see whether your login name is the same as the one in /home.

Post the outputs of these commands if you are not sure what to look for.


tail /etc/passwd
ls -la /home
df -h

VastOne
November 22nd, 2008, 09:28 PM
taurus,

Thanks for quick reply...Here are the results

last line of tail code

vastone : x1000:1000 VastOne,,, :/home/vastone:/bin/bash

last line of ls -la code

drwxr -xr -x 78 vastone vastone

last line of df -h code

/dev/sdb6 /home

all of which looks like it should be to me....

Let me know what you think...

Thanks

VastOne



Boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and see whether your login name is the same as the one in /home.

Post the outputs of these commands if you are not sure what to look for.


tail /etc/passwd
ls -la /home
df -h

VastOne
November 23rd, 2008, 12:03 AM
Further info,

I ran these same queries in the 1st installation of 8.10 (logged in as vastone) and received the exact same results. Based on that, I should be able to access /home from either install, but I am still getting the Unable to CD to /home error trying to boot from the new install of 8.10

Can anyone shed light on this? Needing traction.....

Thanks...

VastOne


taurus,

Thanks for quick reply...Here are the results

last line of tail code

vastone : x1000:1000 VastOne,,, :/home/vastone:/bin/bash

last line of ls -la code

drwxr -xr -x 78 vastone vastone

last line of df -h code

/dev/sdb6 /home

all of which looks like it should be to me....

Let me know what you think...

Thanks

VastOne

VastOne
November 23rd, 2008, 03:00 AM
Anyone?

Seemed to have lost traction....


Further info,

I ran these same queries in the 1st installation of 8.10 (logged in as vastone) and received the exact same results. Based on that, I should be able to access /home from either install, but I am still getting the Unable to CD to /home error trying to boot from the new install of 8.10

Can anyone shed light on this? Needing traction.....

Thanks...

VastOne

VastOne
November 23rd, 2008, 09:22 AM
Where art all thy experts?

V1


Anyone?

Seemed to have lost traction....

VastOne
November 23rd, 2008, 08:14 PM
I solved this by re-installing Ibex the same exact way with the only exception being that I formatted the / (file system) partition this time around.

In the first install I had already had that partition setup as an ext3 with nothing on the disk. I had the install just use it (/ file system) and after the install I had no rights even though the user was exactly the same.

I am sure I could have done a chmod 755 and gotten the same results.

Any way, solved....


Greets...

I have a stable 8.10 running from an upgrade from 8.04.

I have a /home partition setup

I installed a fresh 8.10 to a new drive, manually selecting my file (/), my home (/home to the correct partition) and a swap area. All installed well but when I try to login in I get:

command prompt for login that says TTY1: Unable to CD to /home/username

Note: I used the exact login/PW name on the new install.

I also told the install to import my settings from the original 8.10

I seemed to have followed everything the way your supposed to but it appears I have no rights to my /home on the home partition.

Anyone able to shed light on where I went wrong?

VastOne