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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: rjohnson on Nov 04, '03 04:57:29PM

I've tried all three methods (niutil/ln/fstab) and none of them seem compatible with Classic on (Jaguar 10.2.8)
The first sign of trouble is that Classic startup reports creating new "Apple Menu Items, Preferences, etc." folders and offers to populate them from the Classic system folder.
The second sign of trouble is the venerable "Sorry a system error occur occurred" reporting a bus error with Apple Menu Items.

Everything runs fine when /Users is on the system partition, and comparing the two directory trees shows them to be identical. Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here? Especially why Classic can't seem to find the existing ~/Library/Classic... folders when ~ is on a non-root partition?

For reference:
OS: Jaguar (10.2.8)
Root, Classic and Users, and swap all on separate partitions.


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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: rjohnson on Nov 05, '03 08:42:40AM

I kept digging and...

Aha! It's a conflict between Classic and OS 9 settings.

OS 9 is set up with Multiple Users Accounts _off_.
Turning off Classic's "Advanced/Use preferences from home folder" eliminated the errors.

I haven't tried the converse (OS 9 Accounts ON/Classic preferences from home folder) but I wouldn't be surprised if that solved the problem as well.

The moral of the story is that Classic preferences and OS 9 settings must agree--or, redundant data can only be different.


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