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Old 04-19-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
redlight_traitor
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Error: Could not start kstartupconfig


This happened because I created a new user called "Johnny" on my linux machine.

The DUMB point came when instead of leaving the default location of the "Johnny" user at "/home/Johnny"....I instead chose "/home". Of course, it overtook some permissions to the folder and now my openSuse 10.2 won't boot. Please help. I don't know exactly what chmod or chown commands to use to get back my working linux.


THANKS! - "Johnny" a.k.a. "The Dummy"
 
Old 04-19-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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your entire suse wont boot? O_O
did u try logging with the other user or with root and set up the /etc/passwd file correctly and then just copying all the directories in /home to /home/username?

if you want other to read it except the owner and the group:
chmod -R u+rwx,g+rx,o+rx,g-w,o-w /home/userfolder
if not
chmod -R u+rwx,g+rw,o-rwx /home/userfolder

hope that helps...
you dont need chown if you are the owner of the files... try to access those without KDE
 
Old 04-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Try this one:

chmod -R [username]:users /home/[username]
 
Old 04-22-2007, 05:09 AM   #4
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When I try: chmod -R [username]:users /home/[username]


I get the message "chmod: invalid mode: '[username]:users'


please help...
 
Old 04-22-2007, 05:18 AM   #5
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i checked the /etc/passwd file and all the bottom lines are correctly showing the path of username:x:100_:100:full name:/home/username:/bin/bash


Please let me know what else I can do...thanks, I really appreciate the help. - Johnny
 
  


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