Ok, installation went seemingly well. Restarted and the desktop came up... or didn't. The desktop is a default and the message states, "The home folder for user 'xxx' isn't located in the usual place or can't be accessed." It then follows up with that it may have been moved or deleted. So, in a panic, I checked my apps in the dock. They work. iTunes has my songs. iPhoto has my photos. Get this. I can get to my users folder and desktop via the terminal. I can repair permissions of the Macintosh HD in disk utility. BUT... I cannot locate the actual Macintosh HD in the GUI. It thinks it's an alias, and doesn't know where it should be pointing to. The terminal shows this: lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Aug 29 00:16 Macintosh HD -> / So... do we have any Unix gurus that know wtf happened to my file/folder structure exactly? I'm happy everything still exists, but I'd like things back to normal. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!