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I am running Fedora 12 and I've setup a partition separate from my root partition to keep shared files and home directories.

Now, I've been having permission issues where it says the user cannot chdir into their home directory (/files/home/*). Now, I fixed this originally by chmodding / to 0755 and the home directories also to 0755. And yes, the user is the owner:group of their home directory.

Now get this, I didn't change a thing, rebooted, everything still works. Great, right? I boot the server up a day later, and now same ol issue. This is a home server that wasn't on at all at any point in between the working state and non-working state. Also, nothing else was modified.

Any ideas?


== edit ==

Ok. So I've narrowed it down to an SELinux issue. If I run "setenforce 0" everything is fine. However, I'd prefere to keep SELinux enabled. Is there anyway around this?

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Try this (it solves my prob always): sudo chown -R username:group /home/username
Recursive reown. Just a hunch.

By the way: /files/home/* < What the heck?

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It's a partition so if I ever change distros, homes are backed up on a separate partition. I knew someone would say "what the heck" ;). –  Tres Jun 9 '10 at 15:16
BTW, thanks for the answer, can't upvote you cause of my rep. However, I have tried this, turns out it's SELinux. –  Tres Jun 9 '10 at 15:18
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Turned off selinux.

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