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Old 02-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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cannot enter home directory. Using /.

i am trying to get my son's laptop working again. this time win xp failed, i tried to load win 7 on the xp half and keep suse on the other. couldn't get the usb to work, so i decide to delete xp and add partitions to suse. went without a hitch, i took the defaults in the partition resizer to add 75 gb to mount at /home (my problem, realized later) and 50 gb to /temp. when i tried to configure the wireless after exiting the wizard, it froze. i'm a tech, so i reboot. now i get the error message "Cannot enter home directory. Using /." in a box with an exclamation point in a yellow triangle. when i hit ok, it says "kstrtupconfig4 does not exist or fails. The error code is 3 check" in a box with no way to scroll and an okay button. when i hit okay it goes back to the password screen. i am trying to boot into failsafe.

sounds like i wrote another partition over the /home and was wondering if anyone knew a way to boot into the command line to fix it. maybe run a live cd and repartition that way? thanx for any and all ideas.
Old 02-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like the permissions for /home/<non-root user> are set so non-root user can't use his own $HOME. Try changing the permissions.
Old 02-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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thanx for the advice. what i did was use the failsafe login and started in runlevel 3 so i could login as root. i checked the permissions for the kde morgan folder and he was the owner with rwx. i know that the os works because it lets me login as root. would it be easier to just delete the user morgan and create a new one? or is there another folder i should be looking for?
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$ sudo chown -R username.username /home/username/
If that doesn't work, try to remove or rename the .kde or .kde4 folder
Is your /home partition a NTFS partition?

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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the home directory is ext4. i renamed morgan to morgan1 and he can login now and is making the customizations to his profile. he was a little ticked off because i hosed his profile, but if i can figure out how to connect to the wireless, he'll get over it. i had it posted on another thread asking which mac address to use for the setup, but it isn't working with any mac address, the laptop, the nic, and the router. when i get that right, i'll be his hero.


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