Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56182
incorrect mount point permissions in /home after installation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fresh install of Redhat 7.2. My user account is on a separate partition,
so I selected to mount it on /home/username. After installation I could
not login to X windows. As it turns out, the mountpoint of /home/username
was owned by root making it so the .Xauthority file couldn't be written.
The real problem is that this mount point needs to be owned by "username"
since it is my home directory. Perhaps the installation program, during a
final step, should make sure that everyone's home directory is owned by the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Nope, this is purely a local configuration issue and impossible to "fix"
correctly for all cases.