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> Terminal Stopped Working After Adding Harddrive
umbabaru
post Aug 29 2003, 05:58 PM
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I just added a hard drive to my system (it's an old one, with 2 windows partitions and 2 ext3 partitions). That's working fine; strange thing is, now for non-root users, the terms don't work. Terminal fires up but just sits there with a blinking cursor -- no prompt. BUT for root, everything works fine.

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I'm running RH9 (2.4.20).

More detail: I had an old dual boot system, and I took it's harddrive and put it in a different system as the slave drive. Set up fstab appropriately. If I disconnect the drive, everything works okay (except the expected error messages on boot related to the missing drive). But if I connect the drive and log in as someone besides root, I can't get a terminal open, but things like file manager etc work fine.
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post Aug 31 2003, 08:09 PM
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Check your log files in /var/log to see if there are any error messages reported behind the scenes. It sounds like maybe /home/ is no longer accessible or something so the regular users cannot log in or something like that.
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