problem moving a user's home directory to a new, location, ***SOLVED**

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Mon Jun 23 19:15:44 UTC 2008


After nearly destroying my entire home directory (thanks for good back 
ups). I was finally able to get my home directory relocated...

I resorted to the big hammer method.... I created a new user in the 
/home2 partition.. moved the info contained in the directory I wanted to 
move to a safe place. Then copied all the info from the new user into 
that directory after removing everything. Logged in and logged out after 
making sure that the login worked and everything was where it should be. 
Then copied  my other files into the modified directory and things are 

Not the cleanest of solutions, however, at a couple of points I was not 
able to log in using either /home/jay or /home2/jay...

I still have no idea what I did wrong in the first place..

But I am back together now.



Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
Registered Linux User ID - 9115

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