restoring default ownerships/permissions: was networking prob
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 17 18:56:31 UTC 2007
James Takac wrote:
> On Sunday 16 September 2007 10:53:23 Steve Flynn wrote:
>> On 15/09/2007, James Takac <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> think I originally messed up installing a 2nd hard drive. Everything
>>> 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
>>> 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
In the process of getting rather frustrated trying up upgrade CentOS
4.5 to 5, and deciding to give up and flip that box to Ubuntu; I' found
a very good option for the chown command...
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