chmod 755 /home
then try to relogin as user 'peter'
Is there a short explanation for my error?
You should know what you have done ... as PCLinuxOS default installation create a /home with permission 755 ...
You need to fix the 'group' of the user 'peter', by default in PCLOS each user default to his own group, probably you have renamed some <user> to 'peter' ...
This happened a couple of years ago and I just had to add another user... then copy file over... AND change all permissions.
I started to this time but even the new user would not open.
THANK YOU, AS--
The users are the same ones I have had for a LONG time, and in control panel they were/are:
peter 501 and sam 500
Every 2 months I make a liveCD. AND I have tried reinstall from those with no problem.
In my limited knowledge, I thought that as long as I did not disturb the partition with the /home/user files, all I needed to do was install the new operating system and it would access the home area.
Past updates I could start install after booting up with the CD. I noted the OS must now be installed from the opening list when the CD starts. There was a choice I was not sure about for the partition with /home. Maybe I made the wrong choice, I don't know.
Thankfully to you, it works now.