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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: bluehz on Aug 18, '03 07:54:56PM

One thing about using the NetInfo methodology, and I may be comletely wrong on this. I have a seperate /Users and /Applications drives along with my main /Root drive. When using the NetInfo method - the two other drives /Applications and /Users are spliced into the normal root drive as if they were actually existent on the drive itself. I had previously use the /volumes/symlink method and every once in a while (usually while installing software) I would run into a snag with it. The drive wasn't recognized as valid for install, etc. After using the NetInfo method - I have not had a problem since. Whenever I run an installer - I just point it to my main /root drive, it sees the /Applications dir (which is actually a seperate drive) and installs as usual.

Like I said - I could be completely wrong about my thought process here - but I have had much better luck adding that extra NetInfo step, and its not like its a difficult step or anything.



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