home on a 2nd hard drive
doug.dastew at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 17:37:47 UTC 2012
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
> It sounds like you may be having two different problems: 1) the drive
> containing /home folder is not mounted (so you're seeing /home from the
> same mount as the root filesystem) and 2) you no longer have sudo
> Fix 1) first. Can you log in as root? If yes, then:
> 1. log in as root (from a terminal, if necessary)
> 2. open /etc/fstab in an editor
> 3. if there's a line that mounts /home then comment it out (put a # in
> 4. add a line like '/dev/sdb1 home ext4 defaults 0 0' (be sure to use the
> /dev/ device and fstype appropriate for your system)
> 5. Save the /etc/fstab file
> 6. Reboot!
> If you can't log in as root then boot from a live CD and follow the
> steps above, but make sure that you work on the /etc/fstab that's on your
> system's drive, not the live CD's filesystem. You'll need to use sudo to
> edit /etc/fstab
> Let us know if that fixes things. We can tackle your sudo problem once
> your home directory is restored.
> Thanks Bob I will use a boot disk as I can't sudo.
I will report latter.
> On 2012-08-28 08:18, Doug Stewart wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Doug Stewart <doug.dastew at gmail.com>
>> I have a problem! I started with ubuntu 10.04 and did an upgrade to
>>> 12.04.1 using Update Manager.
>>> In 10.04 I had /home on a 2nd hard drive, and all through the
>>> update procedure it was using /home on the 2nd hard drive. At the
>>> end of the update procedure it did a reboot, but it failed to mount
>>> the /home on the 2nd hard drive!!!!
>>> 1) It does start up but does not recognize my old password. So
>>> what password will it be wanting for sudo???? I can run as Guest!
>>> 2) How do I make it use my /home from the 2nd hard drive?????
>>> Thank in advance for any help you can give me. Doug Stewart
>>> -- DAS
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