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Old 04-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #1
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Unable to login to my machine


I have a separate partition for my Home directory. I am using Mint 12. I went to install Fuduntu to my sda5 partition. I did something when I tried to point this installation to my /Home directory because when I rebooted into my Mint 12 partition, I keep getting returned to my login screen. I know that my password is OK so I think this may be a permissions issue or maybe my Home partition was moved to another partition after I deleted the Fubuntu after installing it.

I am able to get into a Virtual Desktop when I try to login to Mint 12. My login/password works fine, but I get a permission denied error when I try to access my Home directory. What should I do?


Is this simply a matter of editing a config file so that it is pointing correctly to my home partition?

Is it a matter of making sure the permissions are set correctly for my username? I am after all set up with administrative priveledges.

I would really love to get this resolved soon.

Thanks for all of your help!!!


I am still a newbie to all of this so I look at this as a great learning experience!!

Thanks!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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This kind of sounds like you may have wiped out /home.

If you can log in as root, see if /home exists:
Code:
ls -al /home
should show a list of directories, one of which would be your user account (which would explain why you're getting bounced back to the login prompt).

Try that and post the result.

Hope this helps some.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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I am now booted from my Puppy Linux CD, I can see my /home partition and all the contents in it so the partition is fine. Anything else I should do so that when I boot up in Linux Mint, I can access my /home partition istead of being stuck in the login window? Would I be better off just reinstalling Linux Mint 12 and making sure that it is pointing to my /home partition when I go to install Mint?
 
  


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