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Old 05-01-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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How to change the user home & other paths like trash can


How may I change the path of home, and trashcan and those other ones? I want to put it on another partition.

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Old 05-01-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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trashcans are the invention of the desktop manager, and you've not mentioned what you are using. as for your home... don't mess with that... you can move your /home to another partition, but the path should always be kept the same, you would simply mount the partition you have moved the data to at that location.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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I created a new user and put the the necessary fields to the path of the new partition. KDE won't start, it say's some error about not being able to change permissions of some file I think. Flux box ran but some programs fail to run and give an error message similar [like firefox in this case] cannot change permissions to 700.

This partition I'm placing it on is fat32.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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woah fat32??!?! god no... either you do it properly, or you might as well not bother. linux uses decent unix filesystems for a reason. if you want a shared area between linux and windows then that's fine, you can do a symlink from /mnt/windows to /home/myusername/shared or something, but don't try to run off of fat completely. yuergh,
 
Old 05-02-2006, 01:06 AM   #5
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That's quite a reaction acid_kepie. There's nothing wrong with trying to run your home directory off a fat partition, but I'm guessing that's not where your fat volume is mounted. You may want to modify fstab to mount your fat partition to /home. I have a feeling that will clear up your permissions problem.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:02 AM   #6
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I also had problems using fat as my home partition. Use unix systems instead.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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It seams like its too much work, so I decided to move the user to the partition where linux is in. So how may I change the path's to point to /home/user for the user from the root account?

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