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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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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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Can't set a folder on another drive as default Downloads folder

What I want: 1. Set a folder which is located on another drive (/media/vorpall/27DCD6C93788CE6E/Media/Downloads) as "Downloads" folder at Home. 2. New "Downloads" folder should have an arrow icon on ...
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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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For what I have “Public”, “Templates” and “Examples” in my home directory?

What is the purpose of "Public", "Templates" and "Examples" directories in my home directory? What should I put in there? And is ok if I delete them? If yes, then when I create them again they will ...
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Permission issues

I'm really struggling to access certain folders. I'm assuming this is something to do with the filesystem. Currently, I'm unable to copy folders into the .config folder. Any suggestions would be ...
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Home directory not being created

I am trying to understand system administration on Ubuntu. So, as an example, I create a dummy user using sudo useradd -d /home/linda linda and the passwd to create a the password. I check that an ...
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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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home directory running out of space [duplicate]

My hard disk size is 750 GB Out of which only 93 GB is only assigned to home directory and root directory has 600 GB . The home directory space 99% is in use. I've installed GParted but when I right ...
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Change /home and other relevant locations

On my laptop, I have Windows 8 installed (on the internal solid state drive). I have another external hard drive with an installation of Ubuntu (with the EFI, /, /home, and swap partitions located on ...
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Ubuntu Server SSD primary OS, user data/home folders on secondary RAID1

I have a 60GB SSD drive that i want Ubuntu Server 13 installed upon, and user home folders (except for root) automatically redirected to a secondary RAID1 array. Each hard drive in the array is 2TB. ...
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ZFS RAIDZ Pool appears empty after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded my Ubuntu workstation where I had my home directory linked to a ZFS filesystem. After the upgrade, I can no longer log into the desktop, but I can log in via terminal. When I browse to ...
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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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user permissions in shared folder [duplicate]

I have a pair of users on an ssh Server. lets call them UserX & UserY. UserX has the home Dir /home/userX UserY has the home Dir /home/userX Both are members of the userX group. UserX has no ...
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How do I rescue files from the encrypted home folder via live USB stick?

I know, this has been asked and answered all over the internet already. However, I start feeling stupid, since the informations there are not helping me. Just this morning, I wanted to install the ...
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To increase the home directory [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have installed redmine service for users who are working in php and testing. While they are using it, some of them are getting "internal server error". Actually my home ...
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Excessive Resource Use in Syncing Home Folders with Dropbox

My situation is that I work close to equally from home and from my workplace's office, and I'm attempting to set up two Ubuntu virtual machines that stay mostly synced with each other. I'm primarily ...
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directory creation problem

What is the meaning of the following statement : I want to install math system named GAP. mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/lib/gap4r5': Permission denied Cannot create directory ...
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Moving encrypted home folder to a new hard drive

Recently I bought a new hard drive. I'd like to turn this hard drive into the /home. During original install I set my home directory up as encrypted. At this point I dont know how to move the home ...
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Cannot find my data in lost+found folder in home folder

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I kept all my data in lost+found folder in home folder. If I open this folder, it is coming that I do not have permission to open this folder. Here are the commands I am ...
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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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What is the “Public” folder used for?

In my home folder, there is a folder called Public. Why is it put there? Is there any reason a user shouldn't delete it? If it isn't needed perhaps a bug report should be filed, because it was there ...
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Help I've made a mess with my encrypted folder

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop with the home folder encrypted. Yesterday trying to remove duplicate files in my music, photos and documents I've utilized fdupes in my entire home folder. For ...
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Getting rid of Xauthority files [duplicate]

I have my ~/ directory that is being flooded by ".Xauthority.43652W" files with "43652W" being any combination of letter and digits... I only have 40 of these files for the moment, but it's ever ...
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Downgrade to LTS version, preserving /home partition: Should I expect this to work?

Specifically, I'm installing Kubuntu 12.04 over 13.04. And in fact I've already done it, and it seems to have at least mostly worked, but I'm wondering whether this one anomaly is likely to be ...
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can't find my files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I reinstalled it for some reason. Earlier my /home was different from /. After reinstalling Ubuntu, I can't find my files(documents, downloads, music, etc) even when it ...
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10 GB files in home folder due to hidden files

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My home folder is full of hidden files like .Xauthority.XTMZZW, .Xauthority.VEBCZW, .goutputstream-0H5NTW and some of these files are uninstalled software related files but ...
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Sound disabled on user login (works for guest and at login screen)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Ultrabook U410. Recently I changed the location of home directory to a bigger partition. I used rsync to copy the files and then edited fstab to auto-mount that ...
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Move home folder back on to SSD

My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to ...
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Mount old encrypted home

I'm aware of this post, but my problem is slightly different. I have two partitions, one with my old Ubuntu 10.04, and one with my current Ubuntu 12.04. My old home is encrypted using ecryptfs, but ...
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My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
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MP3 Tag editing with an encrypted home directory

Why can MP3 tag editors not access my encrypted home directory? I've tried EasyTAG, puddletag, and MP3 Diags... It seems to be a permission issue, but Banshee can play/edit my music files no ...
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Unable to load .mozilla during installation sometimes (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I am unable to see .Mozilla in /home/mvrp directory (the name I have given who am I during installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) some times after installation. when I could see it in /home/mvrp directory ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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umount /mnt deleted home directory

I did something incredibly stupid: while tinkering with mount / umount trying to relocate some space, I did as I read on one website, and dit sudo umount -f /mnt (I don't remember whether I used ...
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Create default home directory for existing user in terminal

How do I do this? I created a user without a home directory and now I want to create one. Not just a folder called new_user, I want the default home directory with all it's folders and hidden files, ...
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Is it possible (and safe) to simply delete the encrypted home directory and create a new one?

I lost the passphrase for my account on a server. I have spent more time configuring the settings of the server than I have putting files in my home directory so I want to know if I can just delete ...
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multiple /home mountpoints

I have 5 hard drives 1.5TB and 4-750's. What I want to do is make the 4-750's into a raid10. I already have a /home mountpoint on the 1.5TB drive. I want to use the raid as DATA only no OS stuff at ...
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Adminstrators access to home directories in Ubuntu

On a shared desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.10, there are multiple users with full administrator rights. Can one administrator see the content of other administrator's account?
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Remove Desktop from Home Folder

I'm using Gnome Shell and have the desktop turned off. So there are no icons and it's not clickable except for the right click which offers to change my wallpaper. There's still a folder for the ...
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Where to install a program? [duplicate]

I want to download and run this, http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html But I'm not 100% sure where to run it from. I've downloaded it to my DOWNLOADS folder in my home directly but I've ...
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How to avoid normal users from accessing others likewise home folder?

How can I avoid normal users from accessing other users home folders? All the users login via AD a/c but here in Ubuntu 12.04 anyone can easily access other users home folder including Administrator ...
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How should I use Unionfs or similar in a computer lab to “freeze” /home?

Lab computers need to be "frozen." We'll be switching our XP lab of about 30 computers over to something else this winter, and I'm making a couple of proposals, one of which is LTSP, and another is an ...
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Is it bad to have /home/ on an NTFS partition? [duplicate]

On my new computer, I didn't want to have /home on the system SSD but rather on the secondary drive which is a conventional hard drive. I followed these instructions for moving /home to the other ...
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Can't mount my /home drive (/dev/sdb6)

I have HDD for Ubuntu 13.04 with this structure: (Ext4) - /dev/sdb2 mounted at "Filesystem Root" a.k.a "/" (Ext4) - /dev/sdb6 as "/home" (can't mount it) (Swap v2) - /dev/sdb5 as "Linux swap" The ...
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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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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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Mount a Partition with Documents [duplicate]

I am still newbie to ubuntu. I have a partition (ext4) with all my Documents and Photos, etc. This partition doesn't have any mount point. I want to use Document folder from this partition as my ...
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How to get Home directory on second hard drive? [duplicate]

Looked through a bunch of answers on this site but couldn't figure out how to keep Ubuntu on my primary hard drive while directing my home folder to a second. My drives are: SSD = Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Login Problem after home folder name changed

I have changed my home folder name through command mv olderFolder newFolder and then restarted, but not able to login. What step did I miss?