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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: peoe2 on Nov 06, '03 11:24:08PM

I installed the latest Panther security update. Since then I am unable to access the files in my home directory on a separate hard drive (all was working fine before the update). I only see the root folders (movies, music...) but nothing in them. Doing a get info on these folders show me that I really am on the 2nd hard drive (as expected).
Anybody else experiencing the same issue, any solution?
Now I'm back to having my user home on the system hard drive.



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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 08, '03 12:48:03AM

I have had no probems with my /Users on a seperate partition. Although I found some of the older tips on enabling this were not working. For me the simplest technique worked. Edited /etc/fstab to add in the /Users drive, then simply created an empty dir name /Users on my root and the /Users drive mounts directly to that. To the rest of the system it shows up seamlessly as living on the /root anyway - so no installers balk at it or anything else that can get finicky. Did the same thing with my /applications also on another partition.



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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: motifone on Nov 08, '03 02:16:41PM

I have Panther installed and used the tip at the start of this thread to move Users to a partition named Users.

Most seemed well BUT

Acrobat Professional 6.0 and Flash MX 2004 are now having launch problems. I reinstalled them, but still problems.

I suspect it is because Users is on another partition from startup

Anyone else having similar issue?



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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: motifone on Nov 08, '03 03:34:03PM

follow up

i used Cocktail to create a symbolic link of my Users partition and places that symbolic link on my startup partition.

Adobe Acrobat Professional 6 now starts correctly.

Flash still having a launch issue.



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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: bluehz on Nov 09, '03 08:49:29AM

The symlinks method does not seem to work very well in Panther. This method is working for me just fine with a seperate /Users and /Applications dir. Here's a quick overview - more detailed instructions can be found elsewhere at MacOSXHints...

# Edit /etc/fstab
pico /etc/fstab

# add the following or similar to match your setup in fstab
LABEL=Users /Users hfs rw 1 2
LABEL=Applications /Applications hfs rw 1 2

# Duplicate your current /Applications and /Users to your new partitions
ditto --rsrc /Applications /path/to/new_partition
ditto --rsrc /Users /path/to/new_partition

# move your older /Applications and /Users out of the way and create dirs on the root level for mounting (you will prob have to do this while booted into sungle-user mode)
mv /Applications /Applications-old
mv /Users /Users-old
mkdir /Users /Applications

#then reboot (from single user)
reboot -n

and after startup be sure to repair permissions.



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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: TigerKR on Dec 27, '03 09:34:15AM
I'm using 10.3.2, and I tried to alter fstab, without altering netinfo, and it didn't work. The finder hangs on log-in and the dock won't remember its placement. I tried tweaking it for a while, but no dice.
LABEL=users /Users hfs rw 1 2
I made sure that the "Ignore permissions on this volume" was unchecked in the finder's get-info box. I tried repairing permissions. Oh well.

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Create a Users partition for your Home directory
Authored by: wizwoz on Jan 16, '04 07:21:34PM

I have exactly this setup (10.2.8), but could not get Panther to reboot after Upgrade install, so restored from CCCloned backup. I am able to boot Panther from another partition, but would like to do the "Update" install on my Jaguar partition. So, how can I undo this setup? I understand how to restore the contents of the original directories using ditto, but the fstab and netinfo settings baffle me.

So: How to put Users and Applications back on boot volume?



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