I can't login into Ubuntu after the latest software update. The update froze right at the end and it wouldn't let me do anything.
I force rebooted it and now I get a black screen and when I switch to ctr + alt + f2 terminal, it prompts me to log in.
When I enter my username and password I get the following message:
Welcome to Ubuntu!
- Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com
Unable to cd to '/home/myusername'
Then it prompts me to log in again in an endless loop.
I logged into root and I'm able to type startx to get the gnome GUI.
Half of the system menus don't work for example I tried clicking on Users & Groups and give me the following error:
"the configuration could not be loaded"
I tried to go to the update manager again but it didn't detect any new updates.... so I'm not sure if they got installed correctly in the first place.
Anyone have any clue?
I'm running this through root in recovery mode since I can't log in with my own username:
ls -l /home total 8 drwxr-xr-x 38 usrname usrname 4096 2010-08-04 13:01 usrname drwxr-xr-x 2 foo foo 4096 2010-08-04 12:53 foo
If it helps, I'm able to log in as root in recovery mode, I'm also able to cd /home/usrname plus read/write to it as well.
Just for some reason it won't let me do anything with any other user, even if I create a new account.