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Difference between root and home

I download a program from repository and install that. I know we need three partitions for Linux: (1) SWAP, (2) / (3), /home. Also I know /home is like a user profile and / is like a operating system ...
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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How to wipe all contents from my user account?

I'm on 12.04 desktop and was wondering if the following command would remove all the data from my user home directory as well as my trash can: rm -r /home/myUser/* If so, can someone confirm that ...
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1answer
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0 bytes of free space in home directory

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. Also I'm a complete Noob on Ubuntu. Booting is without problems, and I can access the the login screen with a working graphical background. ...
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0answers
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Moving Home To New Partition [duplicate]

Greetings ~ I have set up a hard drive partition for data, docs and personal files to prevent losing them in case I ever have to re~install the OS (Ubuntu 12.04). Now I need to move these directories ...
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187 views

Location of files on Home folder

There are many files and folders that are created by applications but they are not showing up on my home folder. Also, searching for them in the Dash does not bring them up either. Can I bring them up ...
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Can I change personal folder locations?

I did this in Windows 7. My Documents, Videos, Music and other personal folders are in D:\ because it is my media disk. In case of a system failure, I will always have access to these files when I ...
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1answer
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Home No such File or directory?

I have a switched graphics laptop. Often when I up update Ubuntu (I am on on 3.00.00.14) it overwrites the Radeon driver and when I dont have that I cant boot. Until someone tells me a better way I ...
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Can I change the location of config files away from my home folder?

I have this question, is posible to change the default location for hidden personal config folders from /home/user to another location? I mean the folders .cache ..compiz-1 etc. Thanks for answering. ...
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'unreachable' home folder

Occasionally, when I log into my Ubuntu server, the prompt says jon@jon-server:(unreachable)/$. Running pwd at this point returns (unreachable)/, however echo $HOME returns /home/jon as expected. If ...
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1answer
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Tar Error: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 00:00:00

My home directory is encrypted and I want to remove the encryption. I have performed the following actions and the problem occurs at step 4: Backed up (encrypted) home folder to /var/backup using ...
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1answer
445 views

How do I use my /home partition from Kubuntu in Xubuntu?

I had installed Kubuntu with separated /home directory (it was on separeted partition). Now I tryied reinstall it to Xubuntu (was changed only / mountpoint and swap area). I need use my old /home ...
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2answers
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Decrypt $HOME from Separate Partition after re-install

Previously, I had installed 10.10 with three partitions - sda1-/boot(ext2) sda2-/(btrfs) sda3- /home(btrfs). And I have chosen encrypted home folder. Now on same machine I have installed 10.04 (LTS) ...
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5answers
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Using a folder on an ntfs partition as /home

I use wubi to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my ntfs partition. So I want to change the home folder to a folder on the ntfs partition. I could keep the personal configuration, software and so on after ...