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Re: how to get username use another home directory





If I understand the question correctly, here is my 2 cents. 
I simply move the original '/home'  dir to a partition of my liking then create a symlink from / to 
that partition. Then I rename /home to something else. Has worked perfectly for me so far

H.


On 16 Jan 2009 at 10:02, Globe Trotter wrote:

> > I'm curious, why not just have /home be on a different
> > partition?
> > That seems more elegant to me (and would work better with
> > SELinux as
> > well, though you might not care if you disable SELinux or
> > run in
> > permissive mode :).
> 
> Thanks! I wonder that myself, sometimes, but it is for historical reasons. In the days that there was no rpms, I used to keep locally installed programs there and did not want it wiped out with every new tinkering. I still use some of them, but all options are set to use /usr/local/trotter, etc.  
>  
> > > Previously, I would add skip the create user step and
> > log in as root
> > > and then create user with directory using
> > system-config-users.
> > > However, this is apparently no longer allowed, and I
> > am required to
> > > create an user. How do I get this user to have its
> > "home" in
> > > /usr/local/trotter? I guess one way out is to create a
> > fake user and
> > > then go in, use system-config-users and then delete
> > the fake user.
> > > Is there a more elegant way?
> > 
> > This is the sort of task I'd do from a text console
> > (but then, I say
> > that sort of thing a lot ;).  If you create the user
> > trotter at first
> > boot, use CTRL-ALT-F2 at the login screen to get to a
> > console.  Then
> > login as root and use something like:
> > 
> >     # usermod -m --home /usr/local/trotter trotter
> > 
> > The -m option moves the current home dir to the new dir. 
> > Obviously,
> > you don't want trotter logged in when you do this.
> 
> Thanks! However, does it not wipe out the /usr/local/trotter directory. I just want to get rid of the /home/trotter and make everything point to /usr/local/trotter directory (which exists from an earlier installation).
> 
> I haven't actually tried this, but am just wondering.
> 
> Isn't it is a better option to allow for a home directory to be chosen at installation? I have never figured out why Fedora does not allow this choice (with a default).
> 
> Trotter
> 
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