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common home partition, two systems , 32bit & 64bit

question : is it good for my home partition? common for two systems: 12.04 - 32bit 14.04 - 64bit I'm going to install this second system 14.04 - 64bit, is it possible to work well ?
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Browsing A Different Ubuntu Installation Drive: Can't Find My Home Folder

A few days ago I had a problem with the main computer that had my Ubuntu installation. Some hardware died on me and I just decided to replace the whole thing since it is old. (The hard drive is fine). ...
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Can't login after killing X Server with encrypted home directory

I have ctrl-alt-backspace enabled to terminate Xorg in an xorg.conf.d file: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard Defaults" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option ...
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Reinstall 14.04 fails to recognise separate /home. Can I recover old home?

Previous Working System : Upgrade of 13.10 to 14.04 with /home on separate partition. This worked fine after I removed my second graphic board. Reinstall After some weeks I decided to do a fresh ...
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Change the language of the home/user/ folders automatically

When I changed my language/locale settings, a window popped up asking me if I wanted to rename Documents, Music, Video, Downloads, to the new language. I was worried that this might be some ...
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Accidentally moved the home Directory to another folder

I was trying to move a folder "Foxit Reader" which was located in /opt to the home Directory. I searched on how to do that and they told me to do this : sudo su cd /opt mv -t Foxit\ Reader/ /home ...
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Change home folder to another already existing folder

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 for some time and yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. So when I was using 12.04 my home was named "sen" and now after upgrading to 14,04, a new home was created with name ...
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ALL subfolders in home folder are being copied to desktop & deletion in from one place causes deletion from both places

ALL sub folders in home folder like "videos,pictures" etc are being automatically copied to desktop & deletion of a folder say "videos" from desktop also deletes from home folder and vice-versa ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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Unable to mount home-directory for user after fresh install 14.04

I performed an fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have /home on a different partition from root. Installing 14.04 and mounting /home went without any problem. During installation I was asked to make a ...
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How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu?

How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu? I have to set java_home path when installing maven.
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Useradd username doesnt create '/home/username' [duplicate]

I entered useradd test1 passwd test1 Entered Password but didn't create separate /home/test1 instead used mine. Why? It is so because I gave /home paritition separately?
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Ubuntu used as a home media server

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for the last six months or so. I am very interested in trying to use my current computer as a media server for my home. I have been scouring through Google trying to ...
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Intermittent crontab problem

My crontab entry intermittently fails to find scripts in my user's home directory. The crontab entries run exactly on schedule as specified, and occasionally the script runs correctly, but mostly it ...
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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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How to change my default home directory

Right now "collin-blatt" has the home icon on it. That is where my files are located by default. I want to delete that and make "collinblatt" the default.
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Disable home encryption in Xubuntu

I chose full encryption and home encryption during install and now want to disable the latter. How do I do this in Xubuntu?
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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Path for fonts?

I searched already for this question and got a page on here where someone answered with "go to home/username/.fonts" or somesuch. I ran into a couple problems: No such folder existed. I discovered ...
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cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is ...
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Home folder not writeable

I have two users, and one of them can't write to his home directory (but the desktop directory?!) and Thunar displays a lock on the home folder. However, if I run ls -l in /home, I get drwxr-xr-x 28 ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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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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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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How to check my home directory is encrypted in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using XUbuntu 12.04 and I want to be sure my home directory is encrypted. I have .ecryptfs in my home directory and other positive signs of encryption and had selected it during installation. But ...
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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`rm -rf …` hangs on large directory [duplicate]

Using Ununtu 12.04, and recently got a message that disk space is running out. Ran the Disk Usage Analyzer, which froze. After some research, I see a directory in ~ called "9fybsyiikg" which is ...
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Help recovering eCryptfs user data

Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Chose LVM partitioning when I installed Here's the story from the beginning... I had a problem with the fglrx drivers preventing unity from starting correctly so I tried to repair ...
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How to mount an old /home directory after OS clean re-install?

Before re-installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I unmounted the /home directory. After a clean re-install, I recreated some of the users and installed the ubuntu-desktop package, then re-mounted the old /home ...
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Accidentaly deleted contents of the home folder

so, I wanted to rename the user and its corresponding home folder following the instructions mentioned here How do I change my username?. However, what this made me is to rename the account, not the ...
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EDITED: How do I find my /home file?

When I installed Ubuntu on my MBP I only made the linux swap partition and the "/" partition. I was looking for my /home file and searched for it but I came up empty handed. I'm guessing I should have ...
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Need to unencrypt home folder using ubuntu virtually to access it partition

I had a problem with my Ubuntu partition and it won't load, so I want to use my installation disc so i can access the partition inside of my disk to unencrypt and recover my files inside my partition ...
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How can I encrypt my home folder after a Ubuntu Server 13.10 install?

I would like to know the command(s) to enable the encryption of my home directory after installing a Ubuntu Server with a release version of 13.10. Note: This is a Ubuntu Server install, not a ...
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Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
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Can't Change To Document Directory [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, and know pretty much nothing. I wanted to learn about the Linux terminal and started watching a video, the video showed how to switch directories and they switched to the ...
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22gb SSD + 500gb HDD (i want windows and ubuntu + Share files)

SSD: -1_Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 (ext4) [26gb] -2_SWAP [6gb] HDD: -3_Windows 7 SP1 x64 + Programs (NTFS) [150gb] -4_Ubuntu programs and files (ext4) [100gb?] <-- "/Home"? -5_Personal Data (for ...
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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Where is .xprofile in Ubuntu 13.10?

The question is in the title. I have seen a few articles and answers talking about configuring .xprofile, file that is supposed to be in my home directory. I have selected "show hidden files" but ...
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How to make an encrypted home folder accessible by two local users?

My wife and I are sharing a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to encrypt the Home folder of each of us while still maintaining access by the other. The encryption part using eCryptfs ...
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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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No Sound after mounting /home

There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound) The sound indicator is only shown before log in. ...
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Is `sudo chown -R $USER $HOME` safe?

Are there any files, like in ~/.config or elsewhere, in the home directory that should be owned by root? Will recursively changing the ownership of every file in my user's ~ to be my user be harmful? ...
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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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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...