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Author Topic: user account in VL 5.8 Std gone awry  (Read 4264 times)

uelsk8s

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Re: user account in VL 5.8 Std gone awry
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2008, 07:03:51 pm »

i did not say to tar /home.
i said to tar your home dir
if you add compression to the tar it will make it smaller.
you dont need all of the files in your home folder either just the ones that start with a .
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nubcnubdo

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Re: user account in VL 5.8 Std gone awry
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2008, 08:00:29 pm »

When you say "your Home dir", do you mean root Home or user Home. This Home thing is a fine distinction I have never made. Please explain what you mean by "your Home dir", where to locate it, how to transfer it (without the complication of tarring it, if possible). Thanks
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uelsk8s

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Re: user account in VL 5.8 Std gone awry
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2008, 08:13:50 pm »

a users hoe dir is located in /home/<username>  where <username> is the login name of the user my home dir is /home/uel
if your usb drive isnt formatted with a linux filesystem you need to tar up the files or they will lose their permissions.
 
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nubcnubdo

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Re: user account in VL 5.8 Std gone awry
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2008, 08:25:26 pm »

I think the 20-gig usb hdd is formatted in reiserfs. But I will take the time to format both drives in Linux, ext3. I looked at the /home/user directory and all the files begin with . (period), except the icon for 'Show Desktop'.

/home/user has 695 items, totalling 29.8 MB.

EDIT: You were right about permissions getting borked.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 11:58:34 pm by nubcnubdo »
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