larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 22 11:29:53 UTC 2007
Thanx. I think I understand all of this. Some questions to vereify my
So then if hdb1 is already mounted then all I need to do is copy the
current /home/USR directory to hdb1 and then change path name in kuser to
reflect the new location?
I don't like to keep user profiles on same device as the OS and application
On Wednesday 21 February 2007, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Larry Hartman wrote:
> > I like this answer :-) .....but more importantly to me, how do I get
> > the home directory moved from its default location on hda1 /home/usrname
> > to another default location, say hdb1 /home/usrname, or any other
> > directory for that matter?
> That's pretty easy. There are two possibilities - in the first place
> nothing says your home directory has to be in /home. In fact, many userids
> that exist for daemons are associated with home directories elsewhere. So
> you can set the directory in kuser. Of course, that can cause nightmares
> down the road :-)
> So, assuming you want to keep it in /home, but just on a different device,
> mount the new device anyware at all - say /new. Copy /home/USER/*
> to /new/. Umount /new. Remount the new device as /home/USER.:
> sudo mkdir /tmp/new
> sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /tmp/new
> sudo cp -A /home/USER/* /tmp/new/
> sudo umount /tmp/new
> sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /home/USER
> Scott wrote:
> >> Or, from Konqueror, right click the particular folder, select
> >> properties, change the group name, check the 'Apply changes to all
> >> subfolders...' option and click OK.
> Ah, but that was too easy (and not quite as nice as the chown method,
> anyway, as it changes _everything_ not just the ones with the wrong group).
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