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Authored by: cichlisuite on Mar 25, '01 08:25:42PM
What a process, but I finally got it to work.

When I first attempted to back up the "Users" directory, I realized that I had to preform this operation logged in as root. I then also realized that I could not login as root. A message from the MacAddict forums (posted by iLuvMiMac) cleared up how to enable the root account. Here it is just in case:
Use the NetInfo Manager to do so, under domain, security, authenticate, then domain, security, enable root user.
Then I followed rob's directions for backing up the Users directory, making the new Users directory, creating a symbolic link and moving the contents of the backed up Users into the new Users directory.
One thing to note though for other Unix newbies wanting to try this. The directory path will look more like this:
/Volumes/drivename/Users
Two other details... I am using OS X Retail and I did not need to change/set the permissions on the folder.

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