Jaunty: home dir already exists?!

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Thu Apr 23 20:02:05 UTC 2009

On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:25:10 -0400
"H.S." <hs.samix at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I just installed Jaunty over Intrepid on a machine, but kept my /home
> partition intact.
> So, /home/ has all the users' dirs in it. Now when I want to create the
> users who were there in Intrepid, Juanty is complaining that
> /home/<user> already exists. This is when I use the Users management
> GUI. Is this how it is supposed to work? Shouldn't it be asking me that
> the home dir already exists and whether to use that one?

If you installed from a Live/Desktop CD rather than doing an in-situ
upgrade, then I assume that the migration assistant should have
detected your existing users and offered you to import/re-use them.
Maybe you overlooked this step of the installer ??


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