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Old 06-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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Chrome profile


I need some help with Chrome profile.
My wife has a Truecrypt drive on her fully updated PCLOS PC. I am able to change the profile for Thunderbird from the default location to the Truecrypt drive no problem. Once the drive is mounted, it shows up in df as /media/truecrypt1. The permissions show her and her group as the owner. She can read and write to the drive and there is only 42% used.

For Chrome, the default location is: ~/.config/google-chrome. There is a command to change the location. I've tried two variants but neither works. I've tried as a user in a terminal and as an add on to the command line in menu editor. As root, it says I can't run Chrome as root.

google-chrome -profile-directory=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/
The above command does nothing but create a profile at the default location.

google-chrome -user-data-dir=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/
When this command is entered in a terminal, I get the following error:
[xxxx@localhost ~]$ google-chrome --user-data-dir=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/
[14261:14261:0623/192718:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(263)] Failed to create /media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/SingletonLock: Operation not permitted
[14261:14261:0623/192718:ERROR:chrome_browser_main.cc(1197)] Failed to create a ProcessSingleton for your profile directory. This means that running multiple instances would start multiple browser processes rather than opening a new window in the existing process. Aborting now to avoid profile corruption.
Googling the error didn't help me. Perhaps it will give someone else a clue.

Has anyone done this successfully? Any other ideas on how to make it work?

Thanks.

Rick.

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Where did you get the command line arguments from?
In here are the most current switches:
http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrom...cc?view=markup

Maybe you could also try two options at once like:
Code:
google-chrome --user-data-dir=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/ --profile-directory=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/
 
Old 07-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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just a thought but could you perhaps just move the profile to the truecrypt volume and set a soft link inside the home directory pointing to it? It's not as elegant as changing the profile path but since Chrome makes you jump through hoops to do that it might be easier,
 
Old 07-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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Where did you get the command line arguments from?
In here are the most current switches:
http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrom...cc?view=markup

Maybe you could also try two options at once like:
Code:
google-chrome --user-data-dir=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/ --profile-directory=/media/truecrypt1/Chrome/Default/
I got the commands from googling the problem.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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just a thought but could you perhaps just move the profile to the truecrypt volume and set a soft link inside the home directory pointing to it? It's not as elegant as changing the profile path but since Chrome makes you jump through hoops to do that it might be easier,
I tried that but chrome ignored the link.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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I tried that but chrome ignored the link.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
Where did it put the profile information -- did it overwrite the soft link?
 
Old 07-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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Worked on the soft link some more and got it to work. Found that I needed to leave the google-chrome folder in the /home/.config folder then put the soft link to Default in there.

Thanks for the help.

Rick.
 
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Glad it worked for you and thanks for letting us know how you did it. I sometimes do similar myself so it's good to know.
 
  


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