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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: balthisar on Aug 19, '03 06:19:04AM

All of these methods are overly complicated and often have side effects. Like not being able to create new users in the correct space automatically. Or Mac OS X updates not working properly. And so on.

Really, the easiest method is the one linked to above:
http://www.mosx.net/dossiers/fstabOSX.shtml

I don't speak French, but based on my Spanish knowledge it's roughly:

2) The simple way: the LABEL tag.

Create a file /etc/fstab with your favorite text editor (TextEdit or BBEdit for example). Make sure that if you use TextEdit you save your file in text format and not as RTF.

This file contains the descriptions of the partitions' mount points. There's one description per line:

LABEL=NomVolume PointDeMontage type mode

* The "spaces" above are "tabs" -- not spaces.
* NomVolume is the name of the volume (as it appears in the Finder)
* PointDeMontage is the point where you will mount the partition.
* type ist the type of the partition (hfs or ufs)
* mode is the mount mode of the partition (rw for read/write, ro for read-only)

Wow! I didn't know I could read French. I guess learning Spanish came in kind of handy for me. :-) On this linked-to page are other ways to use fstab, but this is the way that I use. When I get home I'll post my fstab here.

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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Aug 19, '03 10:28:07AM
the problem with the label atrabute is that if you have a name conflict (2 partitions named Users) bad things can happen. instead i use UUID's it works smooth as silk :)

i do have problems with a couple of apps, that are still looking for files on the internal HD even though my paths and everything look right. the 1st is SimCity4, it just flat out refuses to save. and when i quit the game and come back, it shows a big empty square were my city should be (not even any landscaping!) the other program that i have problems with is the KeySpan DMR, it works, but it spits out a bunch of errors, and stores all it's settings in /username/Library/Preferences (my paths clearly say /Users/username/)

oddly, office works fine for me, probably because i installed it before i set up my users partition :)

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