Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

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Re: Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

Postby austin.texas » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:35 pm

To make sure that all the files in your /home are owned by dario:

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sudo chown -R dario:dario /home/dario
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Re: Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

Postby Gibbo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:20 pm

i should type that without any other command in normal boot?

And i think that changing the files permission would not allow Me and the System (DE and so...) to
write inside that partition, so to use this system. Am i wrong?

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Re: Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

Postby austin.texas » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Gibbo wrote:i should type that without any other command in normal boot?
Correct.
Gibbo wrote:And i think that changing the files permission would not allow Me and the System (DE and so...) to
write inside that partition, so to use this system. Am i wrong?
You should be the owner of all the files in your /home, under all circumstances. Problems can arise if that is not the case.
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Re: Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

Postby Gibbo » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:48 am

Unfortunately the command tried for 30 sec to do something, then errors appeared,
We Must operate on the FS, otherwise we can't change owner of a single file... :cry:

(when ones install the OS, how do You set the /home FS Extension? i could only chose the same Ext4 which that partition /home had before)

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Re: Read Only Home Partition (file system permission) - after installation of 18.2

Postby austin.texas » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:20 am

Gibbo wrote:Unfortunately the command tried for 30 sec to do something, then errors appeared,
We Must operate on the FS, otherwise we can't change owner of a single file... :cry:

(when ones install the OS, how do You set the /home FS Extension? i could only chose the same Ext4 which that partition /home had before)
If the /home partition is formatted ext4, you have to chose ext4. If you chose anything else, the partition will be formatted and you will lose any existing data on it.

It seems to me that you have a failiing hard drive or a damaged filesystem. I would back up anything you want to keep and wipe the hard drive (sda) clean and start over. Or. at least delete sda3 and create a new one.
What else is on sda? Windows?
Do you have a backup drive where you can save all your data?
Can you re-install Mint without chosing sda3 as /home, and then access the files on sda3?
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