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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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How to safely copy home folder from a 10.04 desktop to a new ubuntu 12.04 installation on a notebook?

Recently I've bought a new notebook. I'm going to install ubuntu 12.04 next to win8 with dual boot config. Is it ерфе simple and safe to just copy my home folder from an old desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Dual-booting -> how to install Ubuntu by sharing separated /home partition of first linux os?

I have a little question about home partition. For example: I’ve had a Fedora installation with separate HOME partition. After some time I decided to try Ubuntu. So after the Ubuntu installation I ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 with only one partition: can I add a /home partition now?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro (5,3 edition, 2009, SATA hard drive, 320 Gbytes). I used the automatic partition. Now I'd like to put my /HOME on a new partition so that, if I ever ...
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Assign users to /home folders after fresh install

To the point: After a fresh install, I cannot figure out how to assign users to existing folders on the /home partition. The details: I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04. I have 3 partitions: /, swap, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on two different hard drives

I have a laptop with a UEFI boot system with two hard drives installed. The first hard drive is a 35GB SSD, and the second is a 500GB mechanical drive. In terms of installation I have no problem. I ...
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Does LVM enable me to resize my /home partition?

With 13.04 here, I'm planning on wiping my computer and reinstalling. I have two hard drives, and I've heard that LVM allows the two drives to work together, as if they are a single drive. I've also ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 using existing home partition fails

I have set my existing /home partition (from about 10 previous distros!) as /home during install but cannot login. Rebooting into recovery mode and resetting password doesn't help, however while in ...
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Install with existing /home (encrypted)

I have a separate /home partition, and I'm about to perform a reinstall (13.04 beta). I plan to set up the same user that I have now. My current home folder is encrypted. Will the installer ...
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How to format Home partition!

A short time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. A lot of things went wrong and I decided to reainstall Ubuntu on the partitions the old Ubuntu was using. For this installation I created four ...
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Ubuntu reinstall without losing /home?

I got to a state when upgrade is not possible - old system (10.10, packages index too broken) I dediced to reinstall. Now I'd like to keep my /home. Ideally, I'd like to burn a CD or ISO to USB and ...
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Copy files from one home directory to another

I've upgraded my laptop with a new ssd and installed Ubuntu 64bit version on it. On the old hard drive, several operating systems are installed among others my old Ubuntu 32bit Installation. Now I ...
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Can I use an old home directory in my new Ubuntu installation?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I did somethings wrong (things that do not allow me to boot my system any more), when I installed it for the first time I used the following table of partition: one for ...
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How to install Ubuntu, remove Mint and set up a separate home partition?

I've got a dual-booting laptop - Windows 7 & Linux Mint 13 - and I want to get rid of Mint, keep Windows 7 and install Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I want to have a separate home partition (I've only got ...
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Clean install with home folder and multiple users

I had reformatted my system (unfortunately an update failed) and had my home folder on a separate partition. Thankfully I still have all of my users files (in their respective folders), but there was ...
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Reinstalling 12.04 and preserving encrypted /home. Possible?

My /home directory is about 200 GB and encrypted. I need to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install) to fix some problems and and concerned that I might lose access or have to format /home during the ...
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How can I change the home directory's location along with the default install directory?

I decided to use Ubuntu as my main operating system tonight and have been setting everything up. I installed it on a 64GB SSD, however I want my home directory and default install location to be on my ...
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Is there any other way to do a clean install withot formatting /home?

I think my Ubuntu is a bit broken from messing around with it. Unfortunately during installation, I did not make a separate partition for /home. Now I need to re-install but want to keep my music and ...
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Can I share my home directory between Ubuntu and another Linux OS?

I am currently in the process of reinstalling my laptop. I've been using Ubuntu so far, and now would like to install openSUSE additionally. I will use both OS's with mostly the same application (i. ...
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Problems selecting Themes Using My Unity

This question may be subjective but I am having problems selecting GTK3 Themes using My Unity. Background Some GTK3 Theme installation instructions ask you place the extracted theme folder in ...
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post installation /home partition

i installed ubuntu 1st with the default partitions and now i want to migrate to a swap boot home ... partition layout.is it possible to change that after the installation ? Best regards, Georg
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Need help with mount points during fresh install

I have decided to wait for Windows 8 Consumer Preview... but till then i decided to try various linux distro currently i dual boot with w7 n ubuntu my ubuntu is one big partition / and a swap ...
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Changing default install directory for Software Center

I want to change the default install path of the Ubuntu software center. I looked at this article: How do I change Software Center's default installation path? but a) it is for an older version of ...
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How to install software into the home partition?

I have read some article about home partition in Ubuntu but I don't know why it is used widely. Because software I have installed via Ubuntu software center or deb package, they all automatically ...
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Does Ubiquity respect my former partition layout with a new installation?

If I have had two partition on my laptop ever since I use Linux. One for root and another for home. What does ubiquity do if I ask it to replace previous installation of Ubuntu with a new one? Will ...
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What should I think about before using one partition as /home for two different systems?

My situation is as follows: Ubuntu with GNOME-Shell installed on /dev/sda3, with it's own /home directory. Lubuntu installed on /dev/sda5, with it's own /home directory. Data files (music, movies, ...
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What would I lose from my system if I do a clean reinstall of Ubuntu and restore my Home partition?

Sorry if this question is too open-ended. I would like to know what I would lose from my system if I decided to do a clean re-install of Ubuntu. I have a separate Home partition so after restoring ...
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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Missing users after clean install and seperate home partition

I had three users, One Admin and two standard, in a separate /home partition running 10.04. I did a clean install of 11.10 by checking the format / and /swap boxes in the partition section of the ...
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Fresh installation without losing /home directory?

I am running ubuntu 11.10 32bit. I have separate / and /home partitions. I want to go back to Ubuntu 10.04. How can I do this without losing my /home partition. Basically I want to save my preferences ...
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How to install with separate home partition (home partition already created in previous installation)?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 install on my system with /boot, swap, /root and /home partition. I wish to install 11.10 in my system. In the installation screen The options were: 1 - Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and ...
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I upgraded to 11.10 but my home partition is missing, how can I recover it?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I created a separate home partition. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10. In the installation screen The options were: Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and reinstall Upgrade Ubuntu ...
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How can I restore a deleted username using its old home folder?

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but while playing around trying to restore the GNOME classic (I really don't like the unity), I screwed something up. Ubuntu did not came back after ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formating /home, as well as without any old config files?

I have /home on a separate partition. I want to reinstall Ubuntu. I don't want to lose my personal files in /home (I already have a backup but I would like to avoid the hassle of restoring the ...
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Cannot login in account with encrypted home after update from 11.04 to 11.10

After upgrading from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.10 I cannot access my encrypted home partition anymore. I can login, however all data stays encrypted. ecryptfs-mount-private gives: ERROR: Encrypted ...
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Re-mouting the old home partition after a fresh install

Thanks to this thread I know now that I should've done this during the installation part. But I didn't. So I'm left with my system partition and a old home partition that acts as an extra drive. I ...
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Choose another partition for /home directory during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Since this question as addition in another question i created got lost, here is it as a separate question. Is there a possibility to choose another partition for /home directory during installation ...
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Steps for restoring the home directory? (User IDs etc.)

Say I have a home.tgz and want to drop that on a freshly installed ubuntu box. What do I need to do before I untar the file? Create users? What about user IDs? Groups? What about encryption?