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[Discuss] Boot issues

Hi Derek,
You still living in Japan?

In any case, problem solved. At this point, I wanted to solve the problem
rather than reinstall, but backing up /home and reinstalling Fedora 23
would probably have been much less challenging. It also gave me a chance to
become more familiar with systemd.

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Derek Martin <invalid at>

> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:34:06AM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > I somehow messed up one of my Fedora 23 systems where all the setuid bits
> > got cleared. I have since fixed just about all of them. But, the one
> issue
> > remains is that I can't boot into the (formerly run
> level
> > 5). I have since set the default target to (formerly run
> > level 3). I then log in and startx. I'm sure I missed setting a setuid
> bit
> > somewhere.
> This is the sort of thing that system back-ups are useful for... also
> the package managers generally have functionality for this now, and
> there are some system tools that you can use to verify the ownerships
> and permissions of installed packages.  I think you might get what you
> want with:
>   yum verify-all
> But I haven't run Fedora in quite a while and my memory is very hazy.
> Though to be honest the way I generally handle this kind of problem
> these days is to keep /home on a separate partition, and just do a
> fresh install when things go bad (which, since this is Linux, happens
> exceedingly rarely).
> --
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