View Full Version : [xubuntu] No /home partition after upgrade?

April 28th, 2008, 04:47 PM
I've just upgraded Xubuntu from 7.10 to 8.04 and on reboot at login I get a prompt telling me my home directory does not appear to exist.

It does exist on a seperate partition where its been since Breezy. I've booted up a live CD and fsck'd my root and home partitions and had a look to see if my fstab is pointing to the right places and everything seems well.

Any ideas why hardy should get its knickers in a twist over a seperate home partition?

This is on an old Dell Latitude C610 running 32bit Xubuntu.

April 28th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Why don't you post your fstab so that others may take a second glance.

April 28th, 2008, 10:44 PM
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda1
UUID=6b211862-fc0d-4de9-8897-31d58f22e10c / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda3
UUID=3a54122f-b23c-4bdb-8e33-e309bb0f98fa /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# /dev/hda5
UUID=ee9cc903-a9f3-427f-bc5a-bed958258401 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0 /home/max/shiny nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

April 29th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Are you sure it's the /home i.e /dev/hda3, which the message says doesn't exist? Not the directory? Try commenting out the last (nfs) line of your fstab and seeing whether you can login then.

April 29th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Also, I doubt that this is valid:

/dev/ /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

Shouldn't the first item be /dev/whatever_your_floppy_device_is,
not just /dev/ ?

April 29th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the input but I've done a fresh install from disc which works fine.