LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-18-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Rep: Reputation: 45
Lost home directory and problems starting KDE (SUSE 9.3)


I ran the system repair tool and somehow this removed the entry to mount the partition which I had setup as home. When I logged in as user it told me that /home/user! is not found.

This is /etc/fstab as it stands now (after I edited the fstab file to reload the partition that used to house home):

Code:
/dev/hda6            /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
/dev/hdd1            /mnt/Media           ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdc1            /mnt/WinLin          vfat       users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
/dev/hda1            /mnt/WinProgs        ntfs       ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5            swap                 swap       pri=42                0 0
devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder     /media/dvdrecorder   subfs      noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0             /media/floppy        subfs      noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/hda3            /home                auto       noauto,user           0 0
/dev/hda3 was the original partition with the home directory for my user. The mount there was my attempt to resurrect it. I now fear that I have deleted the original home directory for the user as I have recreated /home/user.

The bigger issue is that I suspect that this is causing KDE and the xserver not to start. How can I fix the xserver?

It gives me a Could not start kstartupconfig. I am able to issue a startx from the console as root and KDE loads.

Last edited by Jongi; 10-18-2005 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 02:26 PM   #2
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Not to worry, I went into YaST as root and reconfigured /dev/hda3 to point /home. Luckily none of my files were deleted when I did the above.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
duffmckagan
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Cent OS 6.4
Posts: 1,163

Rep: Reputation: 47
So are you able to start KDE now?
 
Old 10-19-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
Jongi
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian Sid 32/64-bit, F10 32/64-bit
Posts: 1,070

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 45
Yes I am
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Permission problems when removing user's home directory. davethegenius Linux - Software 3 08-11-2005 04:01 PM
Default home directory permission in SUSE 9.1 soldonz Linux - Security 1 05-26-2005 05:41 AM
KDE startup lookup using SuSE 9.1 (KDE 3.2.3 - /home over NFS) dbertolo Linux - Software 1 08-24-2004 10:26 AM
Suse takes 5 minutes to load Home directory? linda Linux - Distributions 2 08-11-2004 02:22 PM
Problems accessing the home directory opensource Mandriva 1 01-03-2004 04:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration