[SOLVED] Unable to login on runlevel 3 in Fedora 21 xfce after moving/restoring usr dir
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Unable to login on runlevel 3 in Fedora 21 xfce after moving/restoring usr dir
I'm not a total linux newbie, but I figure this is a newbie mistake, so here it is.
I'm running fedora 21 xfce on a triple boot system (using grub to select the os), so if it's at all possible to avoid a reinstall that would be very awesome.
I ran out of space on my root partition (lvm). Tried to figure out how to resize the root partition while tired, gave up, decided to move /usr to my home partition and create a symlink. Copied /usr to /home/usr, deleted /usr. Unable to create the symlink now (duh! as I said, I was tired), booted into liveusb disk to create the symlink. Couldn't boot after that and gave up for the night. This morning I was clear enough to figure out resizing the partitions, so I did and then copied /home/usr back to /usr. Rebooted and everything seems normal until I want to login. Logging in just dumps me back at the login screen, wether I use root, user runlevel 5 or runlevel 3, no matter. In runlevel 3 there might be an error message but it flashes by so quickly I can't read it. Authentication does proceed, because logging in with a wrong username or password gives the proper error.
Google has not provided me with any useful hints, so I'm at a loss. Can someone please help me out?
thanks for your reply. I understand that this is happening and that the os does this for protection. However, I'm not *missing* any files. I simply moved /usr to another partition and then moved it back again. So I'm thinking this should repairable, probably a permissions thing, like otoomet mentioned?