What happened to /home?
Rem P Roberti
remegius at comcast.net
Thu Dec 24 16:30:49 UTC 2009
> I hope you won't see something like
> % cd mnt/poly
> mnt/poly: Not a directory.
> % file mnt/poly
> mnt/poly: cannot open `mnt/poly' (Bad file descriptor)
That is exactly what I saw, and nothing worked to try and fix the
problem. So, as I indicated in an earlier post, I ran fsck -y on the
/usr partition and was finally able to deep six /home. No real
catastrophe because I had all of /home backed up. So, I just did a
mkdir of /home and repopulated it. I'm still scratching my head as to
what caused the initial problem. There was no power failure or anything
like that. I remember that all of a sudden when I booted the laptop I
got this message (I forgot to include this in my first post):
Hardly the normal opening screen, and I had to hit enter to proceed.
First time I did that that the computer booted OK, the second time
it broke. The only thing that changed between the time of the normal
boot and the problem is that I installed a USB hub to this old Compaq
because it only has one USB port. Who knows.
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