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Ujjay
April 19th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Hello I was trying to change permission of an external hard drive and in the process must have messed my file system up. I can no longer view files in my file system folder. Home folder is fine, I still have access to all my old documents, however I would still like to view the file system. Here are some pictures:

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cariboo
April 19th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Whats happens when you open a terminal and type:


cd /

then


ls -l

do you get any output.

What command did you use to change permissions? If you used a terminal just type:


history

Jim

llamabr
April 19th, 2009, 03:03 AM
What did you do? And what do you mean by file system folder?

Ujjay
April 19th, 2009, 03:04 AM
Hello and thank you for your reply. Well let me give you background information. I couldn't access my 80gig maxtor drive with ubuntu on it, it was corrupted. I couldn't access files so I tried desperatly to get permission to get my files. Eventually I did, but a a cost. I screwed around with su, sudo, chmod 777, chgrp, chown, nautilus and others. My linux still works but...

My ubuntu won't boot unless my maxtor is connected as slave. Without the maxtor in, my POST screen says "please insert boot media". Maxtor now says me (ujjay) is part of its owner, but my file system doesn't.

Here are my responses:

cd /

(No change)

ls -l

Permission denied

1 desktop effects
2 3d
3 desktop
4 sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
5 vesa
6 compiz
7 firefox-p
8 firefox -ProfileManager
9 ./firefox -profilemanager
10 program directory
11 /firefox -profilemanager
12 ./firefox -profilemanager
13 execute cd
14 program directory
15 ./azureus
16 /azureus
17 su
18 export PATH=/path/to/java/bin:$PATH
19 cd azureus
20 ./AZUREUS
21 cp Azureus_(version)_linux-(platform).tar.bz2 /directory/to/install/in/.
22 tar -xjf Azureus_(version)_linux-(platform).tar.bz2
23 sudo
24 cd
25 cd/usr/java
26 as/usr/local
27 su
28 sudo passwd
29 su
30 sudo displayconfig-gtk
31 sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-evdev
32 cat /proc/bus/input/devices
33 sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
34 sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
35 gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/hsize 4
36 gconftool-2 –type int –set /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/number_of_desktops 1
37 sudo apt-get install desktop-effects
38 gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/hsize 4
39 gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/compiz/general/screen0/options/number_of_desktops 1
40 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
41 usr/share/games/
42 usr
43 usr/share
44 * I sudo apt-get install freeciv
45 * sudo apt-get install freeciv
46 sudo apt-get install smc
47 d
48 sudo apt-get install smc
49 apt-get moo
50 apt-get smc
51 apt-get install smc
52 sudo apt-get install smc
53 strip
54 touch
55 sudo uninstall smc
56 sudo apt get uninstall smc
57 sudo apt-get uninstall smc
58 sudo apt-get remove smc
59 su
60 sudo unmount /dev/sda2
61 sudo mkdir /mnt/windows
62 sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows
63 su
64 sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mount/point -o ro,force,gid=100
65 sudo fdisk -l
66 sudo mount /dev/sda1
67 sudo mount /dev/sda2
68 mount - ntfs-3g /dev/ sda2 /media/PRESARION -o force
69 root
70 su
71 xev
72 cat /proc/bus/input/devices
73 sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
74 sudo apt-get install xvkbd xbindkeys
75 gedit ~/.xbindkeysrc
76 xbindkeys
77 xbindkeys
78 sudo apt-get install checkinstall build-essential libusb-dev
79 sudo logitech_applet -s 800 -e
80 sudo gedit /etc/init.d/local
81 sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/local
82 sudo update-rc.d local defaults
83 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install btnx
84 apt-get update; apt-get install k3b +
85 apt-get update; apt-get install k3b
86 root
87 su
88 cat /etc/network/interfaces
89 ifconfig -a
90 su
91 /lib/modules/your-kernel-version/build/.config
92 CONFIG_INPUT=y
93 FIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
94 FIG_INPUT_EVDEV=m
95 FIG_USB=m
96 y
97 CONFIG_INPUT=y
98 FIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
99 FIG_INPUT_EVDEV=m
100 FIG_USB=m
101 FIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m
102 y
103 CONFIG_INPUT=m
104 FIG_INPUT_KEYBDEV=m
105 FIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=m
106 FIG_INPUT_EVDEV=m
107 FIG_USB=m
108 FIG_USB_UHCI=m(or similar)
109 stall
110 stall
111 /lib/modules/your-kernel-version/misc/
112 su
113 chmod 777 /mount/point
114 chmod 777 /mount/sdb
115 sudo fdisk -lu
116 su
117 sudo chmodd 777 / -r
118 su
119 df -h
120 dd if =/dev/sda1 of=dev/sdc1su
121 su
122 sudo nautilus
123 su
124 gksu nautilus
125 /etc/fstab
126 su
127 /etc/fstab
128 su
129 /etc/fstab
130 gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
131 /etc/fstab
132 gksudo nautilus
133 su
134 cd /
135 ls -l
136 history

Thanks

Ujjay
April 19th, 2009, 03:06 AM
What did you do? And what do you mean by file system folder?

I screwed around with chgrp, chmod and chown and now I can't boot without my mator as slave. This is really bad. By file system, I mean when you go to computer-file system, or go from home folder up. Essentially my ubuntu installation, and information and stuffs.

Ujjay
April 19th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Hey, I am just considering reinstalling ubuntu over my partition. Will this boot (since my ubuntu won't boot without the maxtor as slave), will it boot without the maxtor, and will it effect my windows parition?