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Moving Users to another partition
Authored by: Grot on Aug 03, '01 04:29:02AM

I also moved my Users directory to another partition. I duplicated it by doing a Finder copy while booted from mac os 9.1, deleted the old /Users directory and then rebooted into single user mode and made the symlink with "ln -s /Volumes/Users /Users". The catch was that after I did this, Mail.app kept forgetting my mail rules. After opening the Mail prefs I determined that Mail was correctly saving the information, but not correctly retrieving it on the next boot. A correspondent on the Omnigroup OSX list recommended the following:
1) Creating a second user with admin privileges
2) going into NetInfo Manager and authenticating myself and changing the home directory for the second user from "/Users/<username>" to "/Volumes/Users/<username>".
3) Log in as other user and do step 2 for the first user.
This has worked beautifully, but has resulted in the system asking me for my keychain password. I don't think this is a bad thing, so I'm very happy with it.



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