I created a separate /home partition after installing Karmic on a new Sony E series computer. I used this HowTo :
I copied all the files from the old /home/user using
find . -depth -print0 | sudo cpio --null --sparse -pvd /new/
On booting after the change, the new /home is correctly on a separate partition BUT during boot I get a message :
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority
I checked out posts from people with similar problems.
Ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. Deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work. (Not sure I understood the right way to do this.)
But when I compare other hidden files in the new /home/user directory, quite a few now have their ownership changed to root.
& I am unable to connect to my external monitor because of a permission problem (probably connected).
Any ideas or suggestions ? I plan on changing ownerships back, but I'd like to avoid a reinstall.