was network prob, now unknown prob: Now permissions prob

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 10:59:01 UTC 2007


I believe I now know what caused my problem. Not creating a mount point on the 
new drive and then changing permissions of the / (root) directory is likely 
where I went wrong. I've booted into recovery mode and did

chown root:root /etc/sudoers

which has returned my ability to do admin tasks and reafirms in my mind that I 
likely messed up the permissions when adding my new hard drive a few days ago 
and is recoverable.

I believe I may have inadvertently done the following


I think I messed up there. Would it put things right if I replaced username 
with root? I'll do some more googling in the mean time just incase I can get 
all the way
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Subject: Fwd: network prob, now unknown prob
Date: Saturday 15 September 2007
From: James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com>
To: Ubuntu AU <ubuntu-au at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi Guys

seems that box has a prob and I have no idea what has happened to it. Ubuntu 
7.04 and the latest updates. It seems that nothing requiring admin privilages 
is able to run. That means I can't even open so much as a text editor as 
root. Anyhthing else appears to work though. This has me stumped as only 1 
out of 4 systems has this prob


----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: network prob
Date: Saturday 15 September 2007
From: James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" 
<ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi Guys

As of the other day one of my desktops has ceased being able to get an address 
from my router. Also if I try to start network from system -> 
administration -> network, it says it's starting, then nothing. It never 
opens. Any ideas as to what I can try?




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