user name missing from /home in root (11.4)

While trying to get my akonadi server switched from
internal mysql to external mysql. I did something that
apparently deleted /home/username from root directory.
the home directory is still there, but I cannot boot
and get to it. I assume because the normal link is not
in /home/username.

I verified the ~/home/username still exists, by
starting 12.1 and going thru dolphin to my username
directory. It is in its own partition.

Does anyone on of a way to get it back in /home? Short
of reinstalling all of 11.4 and not formating the home
directory.

Do not see anything in logs.

Any help getting back up would be appreciated.

This is sent from 12.1 but account info copied from
~/home/username on 11.4

Russ
openSUSE 11.4(2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop)|KDE Platform
Version 4.7.3 (4.7.3) “release 10”|Intel core2duo 2.5
MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-
x86_64-280.13)


Russ

Whenever I do a reinstall and add users using YaST, YaST notices that I already have files related to that username and asks if I want to match the new user with those files. If, as I understand, the files are still on the hard drive, it might be worth trying Add users and, if YaST puts up the message about linking to the existing files, your problem is solved. If it doesn’t, it would probably be better to Cancel and look for an alternative answer.

On 2011-11-10 23:49, upscope wrote:
> While trying to get my akonadi server switched from
> internal mysql to external mysql. I did something that
> apparently deleted /home/username from root directory.
> the home directory is still there, but I cannot boot
> and get to it. I assume because the normal link is not
> in /home/username.

I don’t understand this paragraph. What is “the normal link”?

Please show CLI commands and text output that show the problem (in code
tags, please!)


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)