Hard Drive Crash - but had /home on another!
Unfourtunate, I had a boot hard drive failure (I think a head crash, no bother)
Being a relative noob, I though it fairly smart of me to have the all the users /home on a seperate drive, thus I was anticipating no problems.
I get another drive, re-install Mandriva 2006 onto it and get ready to mount /home.
Here is the problem....How do I get the old user /home to be recognized by the new installation? I have lost the /etc/password file. I have tried to assign users the same name as before and copy the data over to the new drive partition but KDE will not start, (.DCOP and other issues, I think it may be UserID numbers) I've tried to just mount the /home partition, same KDE start problems.
I've googled a little and most of the How-To stuff describes migration of the system, I trashed a system and have a new one installed and just want to use the existing /home files and ID's.
Anyone willing to point me in the right direction?
Thanx in advance!