[ubuntu-uk] Unwelcomed desktop sharing......

Adam McMaster adam at moosoft.net
Sat Mar 3 10:55:23 GMT 2007

On 2 Mar 2007, at 22:54, Alan Pope wrote:

> Well of course the blindingly obvious answer is to have separate /home
> directories.
> You could do that one one of the installs (the newer one?) by
> temporarily by editing the /etc/fstab and commenting out the line
> referring to /home. Do this in single user/recovery mode, then make  
> sure
> it isn't currently mounted (umount /home) and make a home directory
> (mkdir /home) and make a home directory for your user (mkdir /home/ 
> alan)
> then change ownership of it (chown alan:alan /home/alan)
> Of course replacing all occurrences of "alan" with your user name.
> This would (in one install) give you a clean home directory.
> Cheers,
> Al.

Alternatively, you could give the two accounts separate home  
directories on the same partition. From the usermod man page:

>        -d, --home HOME_DIR
>           The user’s new login directory. If the -m option is given  
> the
>           contents of the current home directory will be moved to  
> the new home
>           directory, which is created if it does not already exist.

Remember, the home directory name doesn't *have* to be the same as  
the login name.

Adam McMaster <adam at moosoft.net>

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