restoring default ownerships/permissions: was networking prob

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Sun Sep 16 02:27:15 UTC 2007

On Sunday 16 September 2007 10:53:23 Steve Flynn wrote:
> On 15/09/2007, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at> wrote:
> > think I originally messed up installing a 2nd hard drive. Everything
> > appeared
> > fine until I noticed I couldn't get one system to get an address from the
> > router. I believe the orginal prob was caused by
> >
> > sudo chown -R USERNAME:USERNAME /
> >
> > however I thought maybe trying to return the root partion to root ownship
> > and
> > perissions,  i.e. the above but root in place of username which appears
> > to have meseed it up a lil further
> Ouch. This installation is now hosed. In trying to recover this you're
> going to spend a lot of time for little gain and have no confidence that
> the permissions are correct when you finish.
> Save yourself pain, stick in an install CD and reinstall from scratch.

Hi Guys.

K, am getting the picture. Can xfer data to 2nd hard drive before reinstalling 
then. May as well go that way


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