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Sharing SWAP and /home beteween Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali Linux 2.0

I am currently running Ubuntu-15.10 on my machine and I am planning to install KaliLinux alongside Ubuntu. I would like to know 2 things before I proceed. (As both Questions are related and similar, ...
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Corrupted ecryptfs

So I did an interesting thing. I inadvertently copied an old version of my /home directory onto my current /home directory. I'll call these files Bad files. My home partitions are encrypted, and this ...
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Partitioning SSDs [duplicate]

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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How to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04 upon login

We’d like to automount network home directories in Ubuntu 14.04. We’ve got network authentication working, but user home directories aren’t found and users land in / when logging in. If we manually ...
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Where does backup goes, & how much memory it takes?

I have an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, & I think that it's because of the backup storage! The issue is that the available storage in my home directory is getting small without using by the time. I ...
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I can only access to home files and folders as root

I changed partition for home folder using an other hard drive ext4 and now I can only access as root to Desktop and Documents folders. as user: Home files and folders "permissions could not be ...
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Partitions on Ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu I created two partitions: \usr and \home, respectively of 20 GB and 180 GB. Now Ubuntu says me that the space to install softwares is exhausting (\usr has only 800 MB of free ...
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How to create one directory in the tree of directories ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a little while ago and I consider myself a beginner. I get the following window: I wonder if there is any way to create a folder in the "Places" area in the tree of ...
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Cleaned trash, systems files deleted

I deleted trash using sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/* but along with trash the entire /home is deleted. Is there any way to recover? Even the backup deja-dup is deleted.
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Can I safely delete the data in deja-dup folder in /home/user/.cache?

The disk usage analyser has shown me that about 700 MB is consumed by the folder /home/user/.cache/deja-dup/. Nearly all of the space is consumed by files named similar to duplicity-new-signatures....
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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How to have 2 (or more) distros share common /home and /usr partitions?

I tried search for an answer to this question but whether it was bad luck or ineptitude on my part I was unable to do so. Here's the situation I'd like to get a better understanding of before ...
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Are the /root directory contents the same as my main user if there's only one user on the system?

The root directory is indicated by / and contains the other directories within it. This also contains a directory called home, which lists the only user on my system, sridhar. Now there is another ...
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How to remove a duplicate disk home folder

I installed Ubuntu Studio 15.10 at first days of December of 2015. Then I had to install MS Windows 7 Ultimate, into another partition, not the same of Ubuntu. Because something related with the ...
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java's config directory is taking 2.5 GB. Can I delete it?

the directory is /home/shahar/.java/.config, this config folder is 2.5. from looking inside it relates to many programs on my system. but what would happen if I delete it? and would it just go back to ...
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how to copy directory from one partition to another?

I'm going to try to keep this short. I damaged my install of ubuntu server, so I resided the partition and installed it again. Before I did that I made a backup of everything I wanted to keep inside ...
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Ecryptfs remove hard drive without logout

As many Ubuntu users I use ecryptfs in order to protect encrypt my home directory. I know that loggin into my system ecryptfs decrypts my files and symlinks them to the actual location of my home ...
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Official Server GUI in next Server release? [closed]

I wonder if Ubuntu dev's do read this, but here is the thing.. I heard that Fedora Server gets an official GUI for server to use. I mean the Ubuntu community is most advanced. Has Unity GUI invented ...
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What does the “cd ..” command do? [duplicate]

When I enter cd .. into the terminal, I get this Videos # cd .. home # If I enter it again, I move to the / directory. What exactly is it doing? Is home the same as $HOME? And why do I move into /...
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home partition mountpoint under /home . '/' thinks home is consuming it's size

I have two partitions '/' and the '/home' the '/' partition thinks home is consuming it's size. I want to put some files under home and I can't because it says the '/' doesn't have space. But I have ...
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Will encryption of /home partition create problems if I do a new install in the future while saving /home?

I have a dual boot Windows/Linux machine that I am doing a full revamp of. After saving my personal files, I wiped the 1 TB drive and did a clean install of Windows 10. I have reduced the Windows ...
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Need to move Arduino IDE applicaion Install to another Directory

I have just installed the latest version of Arduino IDE v1.6.6 under my Downloads directory and all works great. The issue is, I actually didn't want it to install at this location and so would like ...
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sudo start program as user with encrypted home

I am logged in as user1 and want to start a program1 with sudo user2: sudo -u user2 program1 But home of user2 is encrypted. So program1 exits because it can't write to it's settings folder. How ...
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OsX + Ubuntu SSD and HD separate/home?

I have an iMac 21,5" 2011 and I'm going to upgrade it installing a 250GB Ssd I was wondering what it's the best configuration for a dual boot OS X + Ubuntu. Option 1 Ssd: 150Gb for OS X 100GB ...
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Best way to set up a company shared drive using Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to find out the best way to set up a shared drive for a company which has 50+ users in 3 office locations in different cities. They basically need a drive with a common folder to store ...
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Automatically create folder in new users' home directory

I need to automatically assign every new user that gets created a certain folder Sales in their home directory. (e.g. when you add the user tim, tim automatically gets a folder named Sales in his home ...
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Permission not granted for creating file in /home [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to create a new dir in /home, lets call it myDir, and then I want to create a .txt file that outputs the current date. All these through terminal comands. So, to be more ...
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Upstart PID files in home directory?

What are all of these PID files doing in my home directory? $ ls -1 ~/upstart-* /home/mark/upstart-dbus-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-file-bridge.4885.pid /home/mark/upstart-udev-bridge.10317....
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What will happen to home partition if I reinstall ubuntu

I decided to reinstall ubuntu because of many problems that I can't fix. I have a home partition that is encrypted. If I reinstall ubuntu can I access to /home and how to do it. I don't know the ...
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Can't access backup data

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Prior to reinstallation, I booted from a live CD and copied my home folder to an external HDD. But now I have two new problems. I am unable to copy the ...
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Creation of separate home folder while installing two versions of ubuntu

I am planning on installing two ubuntu versions (12.04 and 14.04), along with windows in my system. I need to install two separate home folder for these two versions. (I would love it if one version ...
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Mount folder home from old installation

How to mount folder /home/bor from old installation to new installation
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Why is 'PowerPointViewer.exe' always appearing on my home folder?

I have deleted this before, but it appear again and again. I haven't install POL or any windows app with wine. Why is this .exe file in my home folder?
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after moving HOME directory seems to be in the original location

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage, leaving sda for OS only. I moved my home ...
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How to specify home location in another drive without using it only for home files

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.03 with a small (and very fast SSD) and a secondary (sdb) drive. I want to use the second drive for all storage leaving sda for OS only. I have found some guides ...
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change mount points to another directory

I want to change the directory's of four mount points to /home folder in hopes of moving programs to another directory. I am in need to move /tmp /usr /opt and /var to the /homedirectory like /home/...
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Accidentaly created a different user when reinstalling Ubuntu

I had set my computer to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8. I tried upgrading to 15.10, but the auto-upgrade just hung. I then installed Ubuntu 15.10 to my Ubuntu partition. In doing so, I created ...
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Change default home folder location to a NAS in Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to achieve two goals on a new Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 2012 R2 environment: 1. I would like to change the default home folder for the Linux users to point to a new NAS storage, ...
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Move user account another Ubuntu (from new partition)

I have two unbuntu partitions (oldUbuntu and newUbuntu). After booting on newUbuntu (my username is 'toto'), I can see in my file browser the device paths : /media/toto/oldUbuntu (containing my /...
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Can I encrypt my home folder on all derivatives?

When installing Ubuntu I have the option to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs. Which derivatives/flavors come with the option to use ecryptfs to encrypt my home folder? Can I re-use my ...
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Xubuntu Can't access encrypted home folder

I'm panicking, and I will just tell you the basics, I couldn't access my home folder because linux crashed, I was stupid deleted a few files and now I can't boot into linux. The only thing I have is ...
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Home folder name different than user name

I just started dual booting Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and sharing the home partition which I labeled HOME. As this gets more and more exciting, I want to try out the different distros; but still keep ...
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What is the necessity of defining “/” and “/home” separately?

Are programs (like NetBeans, Android Studio, Code::Blocks) installed in the home directory? If not, then where? What is the usefulness of defining "/" and "/home" separately?
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Home directory(?) [closed]

I'm learning bash code, and if I try to cd /Home I have this error: bash: cd: Home: Not a directory If I run: ls -lh (in /) The Home "directory" has these features: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root ...
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How to free up space on filesystem in /dev/sda2 root partition?

My root partition (/dev/sda2) always fills up. The folders with the largest capacity are /usr and /var. I need either a way to clear up space or to resize partitions without formatting. I do not have ...
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How do I move /home/user to a zfs pool?

ubuntu 14.04 installed on 128Gb ssd zfs pool ("zfshome") across 3x3TB disks, containing audio/video/tv etc. I originally built this as a nas4free NAS serving my windows boxes around the house.I'm now ...
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How to setup a secure LTSP server / wie mache ich einen sicheren ltsp server

I would like to setup a Ubuntu LTSP server at home. I am following the tutorial by TheRegRunner: Ubuntu 13.04 LTSP ... "Thin Client Server" ... Konfiguration (german | deutsch) Is is possible to do ...
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Purpose of '~/.cache' directory and when is it safe to delete? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of every user's ~/.cache directory? Under which circumstances can it be deleted, when should one be careful about its contents?
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Recover data from /home

I have changed my laptop's hard drive because the Elemmentary OS that was installed on it, didn't start, and I can't figure out how to fix it without formatting the drive. Now I have installed in the ...
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lost my files after mounting a partition as home folder [duplicate]

I made a bad mistake . I mounted a partition as home folder based on this post after reinstalling ubuntu my previous home folder mounts as an externall drive and I'v lost all of my files in my ...