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  1. #11
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    Re: Home partition problems

    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfEyelashes View Post
    I don't have recovery mode on my boot menu (my fault >.<)

    Is there any other way to access it?
    Have you tried push ESC on reboot and edit grub and then add at end of line "single".

    Somewhere recently someone had a quick way to boot down to single user level. If I find it I edit this.

    Edit: I found this solution to shutdown to single user:

    From a command line, you can use the init command to go immediately into runlevel 1, which is also known as single user text mode. Open terminal and type the following command:

    sudo init 1

    Again get back to GUI with init 2 command:

    sudo init 2

    When you type init 1 command your session will then begin to shut down and bring you into single user text mode. When you type init 2 command your session will then begin to shut down and bring you into GUI mode
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    Re: Home partition problems

    I got into recovery mode and I tried doing sudo chown nate /home/nate and it said

    sudo: unable to resolve host (none)
    sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0

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    Re: Home partition problems

    Output the result of:

    Code:
    cat /etc/hostname

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    Re: Home partition problems

    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfEyelashes View Post
    I got into recovery mode and I tried doing sudo chown nate /home/nate and it said

    sudo: unable to resolve host (none)
    sudo: /etc/sudoers is owned by uid 1000, should be 0
    To me that error message implies deeper problems then /home and the advice on this thread.

    It looks like you changed permissions on system files -> broken ubuntu.

    It is often difficult if not impossible to restore system settings, and unless you changed one or two files looks like re-installation is in your future.

    My only other thought would be fstab. Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab ?
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    Re: Home partition problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    To me that error message implies deeper problems then /home and the advice on this thread.

    It looks like you changed permissions on system files -> broken ubuntu.

    It is often difficult if not impossible to restore system settings, and unless you changed one or two files looks like re-installation is in your future.

    My only other thought would be fstab. Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab ?
    check your /etc/hosts file. post contents?
    There is no place like 127.0.0.1.

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    Re: Home partition problems

    fstab:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/sda5
    uuid=f8034d5b-a8f9-4a5a-belc-cff9e7d65d06 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/sda6
    uuid=307ddcf5-37aa-4af2-8302-a835bleabcfb none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /medai/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    /dev/sda3 /home ext3 nodev,nosuid 0 2




    hosts:
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.1.1 nate-laptop

    #the following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6=localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts


    cat /etc/hostname:
    ubuntu


    Those are the three things people wanted me to post

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    Re: Home partition problems

    i believe the output of /etc/hostname and the ip address 127.0.1.1 are supposed to read the same thing.
    There is no place like 127.0.0.1.

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    Re: Home partition problems

    The last time I did it it was in the Live CD, this time I did it in the failsafe terminal and I got

    nate-laptop

    Sorry about that >.<

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    Re: Home partition problems

    then i am not sure why your hostname is not resolving. You should be able to do sudo without problems.
    There is no place like 127.0.0.1.

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    Re: Home partition problems

    I gave up and reinstalled Linux, thank you very much everyone

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