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Thread: Home partition problems

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    Home partition problems

    I attempted to place my home drive onto a separate partition, however it didn't work...

    I followed the psychocats guide exactly as followed (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome)

    However when I boot up Ubuntu(8.04) I get this error:

    Users $HOME/.dmrc is ignored
    File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions

    I push okay then a few seconds later I get this error:

    Couldn't locate file /home/nate/.ICEauthority

    Help?

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    Re: Home partition problems

    Try logging in to the failsafe terminal (you can change the session selecting by clicking on the menu in the bottom-left corner of the login screen) and typing:
    Code:
    sudo chmod 755 /home/nate

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    Re: Home partition problems

    I tried and it gave me the same errors...

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    Re: Home partition problems

    These are the commands you want to run, then reboot.
    Code:
    chmod 755 ~/ && sudo chown -R username ~/ && chmod 644 ~/.dmrc
    If it doesn't work, use the recovery mode and do the same from the terminal.
    Last edited by drs305; June 30th, 2008 at 07:36 AM. Reason: recovery mode

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    Re: Home partition problems

    Sad to say, that didn't work either, it spewed out a whole bunch of errors after I typed it in

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    Re: Home partition problems

    What errors are you getting ?

    What line are you using in /etc/fstab ?

    What is the ownership of $HOME and files ?
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    Re: Home partition problems

    The .ICEauthority problem may have started the whole thing, it's not just a .dmrc problem (although that needs solving as well).

    Here are two threads that will probably solve the .ICEauthority error. There are suggestions that it occurs due to using sudo instead of gksudo with graphical apps. Maybe...

    Anyway, the first thread most closely represents your problem and the second deals primarily with .ICE...

    ! warnings and unable to login


    .ICEAuthority?

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    Re: Home partition problems

    The line I am using is the next free line that was available

    Every time I try and type in a sudo command I receive a line saying that I can't do a sudo command because of a "setoid" problem

    Also I can't change the permissions of ~/.dmrc and ~/.ICEauthority because it says they don't exist...

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    Re: Home partition problems

    If you can't use sudo, try this:
    Reboot to the recovery mode (root command line) via the Grub menu.
    Run these commands to change ownership and permissions. The last command will reboot to the normal grub menu/logon:

    Code:
    sudo chown nate /home/nate
    sudo chmod 755 /home/nate
    sudo chown nate /home/nate/.dmrc
    sudo chmod 644 /home/nate/.dmrc
    sudo shutdown -r now
    This should eliminate the .dmrc permission problems and may eliminate the .ICE error message. Let us know.

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    Re: Home partition problems

    I don't have recovery mode on my boot menu (my fault >.<)

    Is there any other way to access it?

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