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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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