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Old 01-29-2008, 08:29 PM   #31
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ok
it did not start in single user....
i reinstalled and it still does not work..same errors....
now what?
 
Old 01-30-2008, 06:16 AM   #32
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<<Edit: I saw your post above after posting this.>>


The second message may be related to the first. The conventional wisdom would be to fix one thing at a time.

After getting these messages, do you have a command prompt? To test, type "ls" (no quotes) and see if you get a response. If so, enter "ls -al ~ | grep dmrc" You should see something like this for .dmrc:
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-rwx--x--x 1 mherring mherring 26 Jan 18 10:18 .dmrc*
By any chance, during installation, did you tell it to mount /home on the FAT32 partition? That could be the issue since FAT32 does not allow setting permissions the way the Linux filesystems do.

to check, enter "mount" and post the results here.

If you don't have a command prompt, then try single-user mode as suggested earlier.

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #33
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that would be the problem i told the fat32 partition to mount /home/jeremy....ok
so is ther a way to fix that without another install??
and in the grub menu there are the options for the ubuntu install that are on my external. is there a way to clean that up?
 
Old 01-30-2008, 03:09 PM   #34
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The easiest way is to re-install. If you want to slog thru fixing it from the current state, we can give you the steps.

As for the GRUB menu, you would edit the file "/boot/grub/menu.lst" and remove the entries you don't want. (Do this after you get the basic installation working.)
 
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where would i mount the fat 32 drive..
 
Old 01-30-2008, 11:04 PM   #36
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thank you all that have helped me. By problem has been fixed.YAY I decided to make my last partition a ext3 formatted partition. If I have read the entry somewhere earlier I can just download a driver to acess the drive... Can anyone post a link... I have had to many bad expieriences with downloading the wrong files......
 
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This is what I use on Win2k to access ext2/ext3 partitions:

http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/projects/projects.htm

Glad to hear you go things working.....
 
  


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