I installed F8 (i386) and created an account 'firstacct
' during the installation process. The home directory for firstacct
is /home/firstacct, as you would expect and logins to firstacct
work just fine.
Then I created 'secondacct'
with its home directory under root: /secondacct. Logins to secondacct
from the console work just fine, but I cannot login to secondacct
graphically. I get this error message in a little box:
Your home directory is listed as: '/secondacct' but it does not appear to exist. Do you want to log in with the / (root) directory? It is unlikely anything will work unless you use a failsafe session.
[I would to point out at this time that the box has a "yes" button and a "no" button with no opportunity to change to a failsafe session.]
[I would also like to point out that if I select "no", and then change the session, there is still no failsafe option.]
Selecting "yes" ultimately fails. But the attempt to graphically login sure creates a lot of files in a directory that it supposedly couldn't find.
List of files in /secondacct before the graphical login attempt:
List of files in /secondacct after the unsuccessful graphical login attempt:
Any ideas on how to get graphical logins working for secondacct
? Or should I file a bug?
PS: Why do I want secondacct
under root anyways, you ask? It's so I can have a nonprivileged account that is not under /home. The /home area will ultimately be pointed at a different partition where my real home accounts exist, but I won't do that until I'm satisfied that F8 is okay. And then when I ultimately switch to F9 I'll want to remove F8's access to the real home accounts but still be able to log in to a nonprivileged account. My setup looks something like this:
sda1 Fedora_7 [default boot, real home mounted here] (to become F9 in May)
sda2 Fedora_8 [just installed, real home not _yet_ mounted]
sda3 /home [real user area]