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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build ...
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Apache2 read home folder directory when main domain is in /var/www

I am setting a lab for students to create webpages this is the setup I currently have: I am a little new to setting up a web server, so please bear with me :-) OS - Ubuntu 14.04, Apache main domain ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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How do I merge two Home folders into one after reinstalling Ubuntu?

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04.2. During installation, I picked another user-name for my profile. I ended up with two Home folders, and after installation, I could not see my old files that ...
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CPPUTEST_HOME not set [duplicate]

I did: sudo apt-get install cpputest Then: t0$ make CPPUTEST_HOME not set! See README.txt make: *** No targets. Stop. Where does cpputest get installed? The readme says to add ...
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Attempted to move home folder back to original ext4 partition and now can't start session

When I initially installed Ubuntu a couple years ago (12.04), I was dual-booting and made the mistake of moving my home directory to a an NTFS partition. I later discovered this was why pulse audio ...
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Home folders accessible to other users and should not be, how to fix?

Why are my home folders accessible by other users on the same system by default? I understand that I can change the permission of the home folders but want to know why this happened? I have done ...
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Spread /home partition over two drives?

I have two 160GB drives on my laptop - sda and sdb. Is there any way to create a /home partition with more than 160GB? I tried to create a /home partition on both drives, but then it told me that I ...
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Are there files and folders within /home that MUST be avoided when mirroring a user folder between different hardwares?

Say you have two computers with different hardware (two laptops or a laptop and a desktop) that you want to use alternatively. For example, I am using the comfortable desktop now, and want to mirror ...
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SehhdzEu6O folder in Home directory

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got extra folder "SehhdzEu6O" in my home directory, contents 3,86,797 items, totalling 0 bytes. Please help me, i want to know which applications create this folder ...
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Not able to login in Ubuntu

I am in a big trouble. I brought the PC recently with Ubuntu. I tried to partition the drives. I dont know what I did. :(. When I try switch on the system I get a message like this: An error occured ...
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What is overriding the systemwide keyboard layout settings?

I have [org.gnome.desktop.input-sources] sources=[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'hu')] in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/99_my.gschema.overrride file. I ran glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...
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Problems moving /home to a new drive

After upgrading to a SSHD for dual-booting Windows 7 and Trusty Cinnamon on my desktop, I added a large HDD that is split into 2 roughly (after resizing) 2T partitions (one each for Win7 and one for ...
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What to do with the config files in home partition?

If i have a separate home partition and reinstalled ubuntu will it be safe to delete all config files?
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Can I unencrypt a specific directory under home directory while the entire home directory is encrypted?

The reason why I'm asking this is that the encryption leaves up to a length of 143 characters to be used as filename. While normally it doesn't seem like a trouble, it becomes one when the name of a ...
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How to mount a partition for Home?

I want to mount a partition for /home mainly so I wont need to back up next time I upgrade Ubuntu. For that reason I created a separate partition formatted as ext4. I have copied most of my files to ...
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Migrate user files to separate shared partition

I have a set-up a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I also created a separate partition for my user files. I am new to Ubuntu Linux systems and although i have managed to find the ...
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Accidently deleted Home Folder

How do I get the Home Folder back and the icon? I'm using Unity desktop environment.
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how can i add some more space to my /home in ubuntu 14.04

while installing windows in my machine, i some how gave 100 Gb to store the back-up (I am really not getting the exact name, so please pardon me for using back-up word) and while i was creating ubuntu ...
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Login Password not accepted after Killall command on logged in user

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing an issue after below mentioned action performed. installed Ubuntu (dual boot) in windows 7 created username "aslam" while installing Ubuntu (everything running ...
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Change home directory of primary (only) user to SD card

How would I change my home directory to an SD card? I am running a chromebook. I'm also running Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty". Sorry if I'm not providing much info but that's all that I've really done so far. ...
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Error during migration of /home to a separate partition - not able to log in anymore

I was trying to move my home directory to a partition on my hard drive, as shown by this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving I can only log into the guest account, so ...
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Disk Encryption vs Home Encryption

I've encrypted my disk using the Lubuntu disk encryption on installation and also used the Home folder encryption option. I wonder whether this adds security or if the home folder encryption is ...
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Does the /home folder only contain user directories?

I want to know if in Ubuntu /home only contain user home directories and no other configuration files hidden files....
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Recover Huge and Broken Gzip file

I have a 50.9 GB file which is a backup of my home folder on Ubuntu 12.04. I compressed this file using tar on Terminal from my sda (ext4) drive to sdb (ext4). The command I used was tar cvfz ...
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Mounting user's home directories on Ubuntu to a remote SAMBA share

I have a ClearOS server (Linux) acting as a Primary Domain controller, running SAMBA. I have a mixture of clients logging on to both Windows and Ubuntu machines. My issue is getting users home ...
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Cannot See Files in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14 LTS Server

I am totally new to setting up a home server, Ubuntu and Linux programming. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and I can see the Ubuntu server under networks in Windows 7, but I cannot see any files ...
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i broke encrypted swap partition. how to bring it back?

i installed kubuntu 15.04 a while ago with encrypted home and swap partitions. everything worked as a charm but today i decided to install Kali Linux on other partition aswell (no encryption anywhere, ...
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moving my dota2

I want to copy files. how do I move my dota2 program to another pc? or move it to a external HDD? I am reformatting my Ubuntu into 64-bit. anyone can help please. I have tried copying using terminal ...
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Partition moving resizing and separate home partition, is disk space from / also used?

Greetings I am a Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit user and there are 3 mount partitions and hence 3 mount points on my system: one for root directory, one for /home and one for swap. My question is since ...
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How to change my home directory?

I have a current /home/user/ directory for ~ but I want to change it to be at /user/home/ /user/home already exists. The option of using usermod is not going to work because I don't have access to ...
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Resetting /home permission

I changed the permission of /home folder to 777 and now I cannot access my account and login only as a guest (Ubuntu 14.04) with no sudo support. Permission in home folder is as follows: drwxr-xr-x ...
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An Unknown directory or file in my home directory

Today i noticed that in my home folder there is an unknown directory with the name HZ5JZhA.V7 I have not created this directory but when i tried to go in to its properties, it says it was created ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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System not creating home directory structure properly

I have been searching to a solution to this issue all day and it would appear google cannot help. I installed ubuntu 14.04 via the mini iso with no desktop environment. from there i added the ...
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libre office can't open files in other directories or partitions

LO (Kubuntu) only has access to files in the /home directory. The 'one dir up'-button stops there too and the 'path'-menu is also limited to this directory. I un- and reinstalled LO and am already out ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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Update user directories in $HOME to point to removable media

I have a removable media (SD card) which automatically mounts itself when I log into Ubuntu. I want all my user directories (Music, Downloads etc) in that removable media. I modified the ...
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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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Is it possible to store user's home directories remotely?

I work in a small office with 6 PCs and a server. I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on all of the computers, but I'd like users to be able to log in to any one of the computers and be able to access ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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Mysterious .directories in my home directory

I discovered some mysterious directories in my home. Every one has dot before name. They can't be seen from file explorer or even terminal, for example I'm using Eclipse "open file" for seeing them. ...
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Backing up an encrypted home folder with Acronis [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu computer. There are three partitions - Windows, /, and /home. A separate HDD is used for data. So, I would like to make images of the OS and /home partitions for ...
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...