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why not just use NetInfo Manager?
Authored by: rgoer on Jun 21, '01 09:34:25AM

Any admin-level user who also has root access can use the utility 'NetInfo Manager' to accomplish this same task, and without any of the (small) problems you have encountered.

1. enable root user
2. select any user whose home directory you wish to move to another partition
3. edit the properties of that user
4. in the 'home directory' field, enter the path to the new home directory

A new 'users' directory will be created one level up from the path (if I remember correctly) and everything should work fine.



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why not just use NetInfo Manager?
Authored by: adriaant on Jul 31, '01 04:41:24PM

Good tip!!! That should be a much better idea!



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why not just use NetInfo Manager?
Authored by: scottboone on Aug 02, '01 03:30:48AM

Unless you have figured out a way to get NetInfo Manager to change the Users folder for all current users and any "new" users, this really doesn't work. Otherwise I have to change EVERY user I create...it would be much easier if I could merely specify a new Users directory in one place, which is what the workaround SORTA allows.

The NetInfo Manager thing will work, but you will get mighty bored using it if you have a lot of users on your system.



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