Ubuntu :: Karmic 9.10 With Separate /home Partition Caused "Could Not Update ICEauthority"

Mar 26, 2010

I created a separate /home partition after installing Karmic on a new Sony E series computer.

I used this HowTo : [url]

I copied all the files from the old /home/user using

On booting after the change, the new /home is correctly on a separate partition BUT during boot I get a message : Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority

I checked out posts from people with similar problems.

Ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. Deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work. (Not sure I understood the right way to do this.)

But when I compare other hidden files in the new /home/user directory, quite a few now have their ownership changed to root.

I am unable to connect to my external monitor because of a permission problem (probably connected).

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Mar 26, 2010

I created a separate /home partition after installing Karmic on a new computer using this HowTo :

[URL]

I copied all the files from /home/user using

find . -depth -print0 | sudo cpio --null --sparse -pvd /new/

On booting after the change, the new /home is correctly on a separate partition BUT during boot I get a message :

Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority

I checked and the ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. The suggested remedy of deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work either. But when I compare other hidden files in the new /home/user directory, quite a few now have their ownership changed to root. & I am unable to connect to my external monitor because of a permission problem (probably connected).

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Code:

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Code:

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I've updated my password some days back and when I restarted my machine I got error messages stating...

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Code:

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got an input/output error for this I've checked the permissions using the following command

Code:

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3) Then followed by : "Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/ian/Desktop, /home/ian/.nautilus. Before running Nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them"

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Code:
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