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Old 02-13-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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profile does not exist. reset /home permissions

I am unable to log into mint16 (32bit) because is mistakenly changed the permissions of the /home folder from root:root to james:james and the system thinks /home/james no longer exists.

I have started up in recovery mode and mounted in read write mode but when I run "chown root:root /home" permissions of the folder do not change.

What are my options to get a successfull login?

Thanks James.
Old 02-13-2014, 07:51 AM   #2
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looks like this worked. doing ls -l while in recoverymode after the command did not display the change..... After rebooting system started up normally and folders have correct permissions...


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