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Have a feeling not 100%
Authored by: scottboone on Aug 02, '01 03:56:11AM

If you got it to work, then congrats, because it doesn't on my install of 10.0.4. If I go into the Users System Prefs Panel and create a new user, the program ACTS like it is making a new user, but the ~userhome and its assorted files are never created...a bit of a pain to say the least. I bug filed it with Apple.

Clearly the best and most Unix solution is to have the system "mount" a partition on the /Users point. But Apple has things so screwed up that I can't edit FSTAB and get it to work (NetInfo ignores fstab, unless you do the niload command--plus it has been stated elsewhere that since OS X loads devices asyncronously, one is NOT guaranteed that the /dev labels will be consistent through restarts...I would think that the slice labels would be though) In the other (the April postings) nrich posted about altering the Disks StartupItem, which I think is the most promising idea yet, but I'm not sure that his instructions are complete, as he never has you go back and alter the /etc/hostname file to re-enable autodiskmount and automount (so the StartupItem shouldn't ever startup automount).

Does anyone have this figured out 100%?

I asked an Apple OSX developer about it a MacWorld NYC, and he asked WHY I wanted to do it--why do they always ask dumb questions like that? I responded that since I ran a Beige G3 and I was stuck in the first 8GB, I wanted to move my /Users to my 32GB second partition...afterall, isn't being able to DO THAT sortof a reason in and of itself to use Unix? This jack@ss' solution? Buy a new Mac. What a jerk.



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