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Old 03-06-2019, 09:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Boot to guest login only, no root access - after 1st shutdown in over a month - Cinnamon 3.6.6 - 4.10.0-38-generic

Old WinXP drive, installed Linux, worked fine, turned it off often, booted up to my pswd, logged-in w/ full privileges to my desktop, one day it changed - booted straight to different splash screen with guest login only. I had one hard drive in the machine.
I installed Linux on a new drive, re-did my desktop and settings and slaved my other HD.
Same thing just happened again. I hadn't turned off my computer for over a month.
Now I'm locked out, can't use my bookmarks or access any of my old settings.
"The permissions of "HDD" could not be determined." {ascertained would have been a better word}
The new drive reads: Reboot and Select proper Boot device... and press a key_
The old drive gives me a guest account login.
I'm working off of a USB stick now.
'sudo' commands return: unable to change to root gid... unable to initialize pdig plugin...
There is no legacy boot option in my BIOS.
I changed the battery.
I don't know what else to say except that any help would be greatly appreciated.
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