home on a 2nd hard drive

Doug Stewart doug.dastew at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 21:22:16 UTC 2012


On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Doug Stewart <doug.dastew at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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
>> privileges.
>>
>> 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
>> front)
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> --Bob.
>>
>>
>> Thanks Bob I will use a boot disk as I can't sudo.
>
> I will report latter.
> Doug
>
>
>
It is now working!!! Thanks to Bob.

I had to  do

 /dev/sdb1 /home ext3 defaults 0 0

notice the / on home.

Doug

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>
>>
>> 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>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  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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