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Old 03-12-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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post installation creation of /home partition problem

I just resized my windows partition and made a partition to mount /home to. After rebooting, KDE was trying to start after login, but failed and gave me the error message: KDE could not write to /home .............

I did the default settings on the fstab options on yast2, but no luck. What am I doing wrong here? I've heard that it is a good idea to have a separate partition for home so that all is not lost on a reinstall, and being a noob, I have a few more reinstalls left in me

Old 03-12-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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Did you copy the users home dirs from the old /home to the new /home did you do it as root ? You may need to change the permissions to allow each user to access there dirs.

chown -r username:group /home/username

Old 03-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #3
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I didn't copy any files anywhere. When I wrote to fstab that the /home directory was to be mounted on the new partition, I didn't think that there was anything else to do. I've not found any information on how to do this. As far as not being able to access the /home directory, I cannot get a system loaded (KDE) that even allows me to try accessing the directory.


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