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Re: user failures



On Saturday 05 January 2008, Gene Heskett wrote:
>Greetings;
>
>I had my boot drives partition table zeroed out last night by something unk,
>and then X froze.  Tapping the reset button is SOP here for that, but its
>been weeks since X has locked up like that.
>
>On the reboot, no dice.  Screens full of 'GRUB'.
>
>Boot f8 dvd in rescue mode, find partition table has been zeroed out on the
>boot drive. As in all balls folks.
>
>And no copy of it was available on another media, so, screw it, go ahead and
>install F8, using only that drive.  That went swimmingly.
>
>I've used both amanda, and early on, dd to recover enough from my
> amandatapes to get amanda installed and running again.  But in the process
> of dd'ing that, the user, me, got overwritten in /home cuz I grabbed the
> whole /home tree as saved from the FC6 install.
>
>So, can I, as root, copy that /home/gene tree to /home/gene.old, remove that
>user and then adduser  again, then copy stuff back a bit more selectively
>this time and have it work ok again?
>
>It makes sense anyway.
>
>My initial login to x was as gene, then su - to run such as yum, amrecover
>etc. Symptoms ATM for the user gene are that the kmenu looks good, but
>clicking on anything in it to run it fails, apparently silently.

Ok, I did that, but had to correct the userid and groupid of gene in those two 
files, and a boatload of chown -R gene:gene, here and there but I think its 
working now.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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