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Hi .... i juz installed madrake linux a few days back ... im not able to log onto kde from my normal user ...only if i log in as root im am able to get into kde .. it gave some error as not able to find some running process ... i looked up the ownership of /home/arjun... Owner and group were both root ...When i tried changing this to arjun while logged in as root ..it said i dont have nescessary permissions to do so ...Plz help
As for your Second q ..yes i can cd to /home/arjun
And this is the output of ls -l /home
drwxrwxrwx 10 root root 4096 Sep 5 22:20 arjun/
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Sep 5 01:00 Recycled/
drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 Sep 4 14:08 simba/
one more thought ...both the directories arjun and simba are in a local disk of type fat32 ... ie only those directories i access from /home are in fat 32 ..... might this be causing the problem ? .... if so what do i do ?
Last edited by arjunjeyaprakash; 09-05-2005 at 01:04 PM.
Having ANY linux files residing on FAT is VERY poor
practice for varied reasons. If you have no way of
changing the file-system (which you REALLY should)
to something more linux, like ReiserFS or ext2/3, try
changing the fstab entry for the partition to match your
/dev/hda2 /windows vfat user,rw,uid=<yourID>,umask=0002 0 0
However, I can't emphasise strongly enough that this
is a BAD IDEA.
hey tinkster love your work, you seem to be on almost every thread going!!
it does seem somewhat strange that the 'Recycled' dir is in /home.
i thought this was be user specific and therefore in each user directory..... no wait. that would be why. sorry scrap that.. just got back from the pub. quite slow.
you get 'Lost + Found' at the base of every fs and obviously for FAT32 'Recycled' there instead.
i personally can't really see any real reason why it should cause a problem that its on FAT32 drive but i guess the permissions could be causing a problem.
i don't like to trust anything microsoft so i'd never do what you have personally but how did you manage to set your home directories on another drive?
i like the classic have your home dir on the same drive and use whatever other drive to store all your data. much easier.
you might have something to say about that tink but thats my closed minded view. (only been using linux a couple of years and although have experimented a fair amount i get he feeling from what i've read by you in the past that you know your stuff so feel free to slate me)