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Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do

Accidentally ran command sudo chmod -R o+x /home on my Ubuntu 12.10. Now what me to do? is that dangerous? I have no backup of partition, so I think this command is not reversible. SO me to ...
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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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Moving '/home' from a partition to 'real' /home

Having put /home on a separate partition when installing and then added another version of Ubuntu to a third partition and used the /home in common, I see the error of my ways. I want to put both ...
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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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How to move application specific folder out of home folder?

In my /home/myuserI have many folder like .thunderbird, .mozilla, .skype, etc. And meaningful for human folders like Downloads, Documents, become lost among folder with configs, cache, etc. How to ...
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Roaming profiles - central home directories [duplicate]

Until now I have two ubuntu laptops at home. I use usually the one, my wife the other. Kids start to get older and use whatever is available. It would be very handy, to have a centralized /home, for ...
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Fail to log in Ubuntu for deleting my home folder

I moved my home folder("huangzhiwu") to /usr/share carelessly. Then after i noticed that ,i make a new folder named huangzhiwu in /home ,and moved all files from /usr/share/huangzhiwu to the new home ...
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Directory path for home to an external NTFS hard drive

OK, I have run into a problem with authentication and I think I have figured out the problem but i cant seem to find the solution anywhere I look. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 running Lamp (individually ...
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Wubi install, lost home folder, recovery options?

I have been running Ubuntu for over a year on my laptop and I've really come to enjoy it. So much that it has replaced Windows in my day-to-day activities. Yesterday an error occurred on my desktop ...
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Home directory encryption

I've just encrypted my home directory after installing ubuntu (i.e. my home directory was initially not encrypted then I used the ecryptfs-utils to encrypt it). I am curious to know whether only the ...
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Software and files to external drive

My OS (Ubuntu 12.04) is installed on my 40gb internal hdd. I have a 320gb external that stays attached at all times. I would like to have software installed & runnable on the external hdd instead ...
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When trying to save music to home on Ubuntu, it says I would only have 20GB space even though my partition has 270GB, what's wrong?

I'm a bit stuck here, and I'm new to Ubuntu so please forgive me if this is a stupid question :D. Lately, I tried to save 60GB of Music to my home folder's music folder in Ubuntu but it said there ...
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setting up home folders for users for 12.04 server edition -ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied

I created an instance to run on a cloud service. The machine image was 12.04 server edition x64. Upon initially logging in and creating a user and su'ing into that user it doesn't have a home folder: ...
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Can Wine share the install directory with Windows?

I want to use Starcraft 2 with Wine, however it requires 18GB. My home directory won't let me copy it to the Linux side because it says I'm out of space when there's over 60GB free. I realize I'm ...
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How to move www directory to home?

I've recently installed Lamp in my fresh 12.04 installation. I want to know if I can move my www directory to home so I can syncronize it with Ubuntu One, or is there any way to syncronize www ...
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Advantages of separate /home partition on HDD + SSD setup

I have a brand new SSD and would like to optimize my Ubuntu 12.10 installation for best speed and durability of device. From what I know, there should always be a lot of free space in an SSD, and ...
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Cannot Install Team Fortress 2, home folder too small?

I have very little experience with Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Team Fortress 2 but it keeps telling me that I don't have enough space. I have a 500gb HDD, and at least half of it is free. How do I ...
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Can't access my user account Ubuntu 12.04

I have no idea why but it just sends me back to the login screen whenever I try to login my main account. So I made a second account from guest account and used nautilus as sudo(root) and checked my ...
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Are the advantages of having /home on a separate partition actually advantages?

With reference to answers given here, it is mentioned multiple times that the main advantage is the ability to change/reinstall Ubuntu versions without losing configuration files. However, will a new ...
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How can I stop the automatic creation of ~/.cache/motd.legal-displayed file?

In every home-directory on my Ubuntu Server is a .cache folder containing an empty file motd.legal-displayed. Is there a way to stop creating these .cache folders?
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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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Size of / partition? [duplicate]

So, I decided I really need a seperate /home, since I never upgrade Ubuntu and always do a clean install etc, and I'm getting to a point where my data is becoming WAY too large for simple backups. ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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Properly modify home dir

I would like to know, whow to modify properly the homedir of a user. I already know about this command usermod -d /home/peter peter But know, do I have to create the homedir befor? And what will ...
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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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Device is busy error when trying to unmount tmpfs home area

I have been trying to get pam_mount to mount a tmpfs drive for domain users, so that it is volatile storage and is cleared on every logout. The problem I found was that although the area would mount ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy

I am trying to move my /home directory following the steps described in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Everything works fine until I reach the point where I have to move ...
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How do I give www-data user to a folder in my home folder?

I have a folder: /home/myuser/folderA I want to give www-data user write access to the above, while 'myuser' continues to have normal access (as it is myuser's home folder anyway). Which commands do ...
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/home/user/www file permssion

In /etc/apache2/sites-available/default I made the /home/me/www folder my localhost location. I have downloaded Drupal into the new www/drupal folder and even though I gave all permissions (777) ...
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Moving home/user directory to another drive?

I'm installing a SSD and to save space I want to move my user folder to another drive, is there a way to do that?
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Why does Ubuntu create a @home directory on home partition?

I want several Linux distros to share the same home/data partition, each having a unique user name and implicitly a separate home directory. I installed Debian Wheezy, and formatted this partition as ...
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Boot hangs after I have moved home partition

I have a Dell Inspiron with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10. It has a huge root partition without swap, home etc. I have decided to repartition the system. Since I did not want to delete dellutility and os ...
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Desktop Icons replaced with Home folder contents

I have an issue where my desktop is covered with the contents of my Home folder rather than my Desktop folder. I've tried following this post: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder but to no ...
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What is the difference in /home locations between nautilus and the command-line?

I cannot understand why in the bash, the path for (let's say) the Videos folder is /home/ioannis/Videos and in the Nautilus is /home/Home/Videos. This is what it looks like: Bash Nautilus Any ...
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missfont.log in home directory?

On a clean install I get a file called missfont.log in my home directory as well as in other directories in which I open pdfs. I don't want it there. How can I avoid this log to be created? One of ...
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Remove full path from terminal

Is it possible to show in the terminal line only the current directory, not the whole path from the home folder? I have now this: ilya@ubuntu:~/Dropbox/Web/folder/folder/$ and it takes almost all the ...
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What is the use of this second, almost unused Ubuntu partiton?

I installed Ubuntu on my netbook quite some time ago, and I don't remember what did I do - but I'd expect I went with more or less default settings. Now I have two partitions (one ext3 and one ext4, ...
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eCryptfs problems after inapproriate shut down - unable to access my /home folder?

Here is what happened to me a few days ago. I was watching a movie in bed and when I turned I accidently pulled the electric plug from my PC and it turned off inappropriately. When I turned it back ...
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Where are Steam games installed?

Hy! I want to buy a new notebook in the near future to play games on it. I'm looking forward for the new Steam for Linux client. My question is that where does the Steam install the games, on the home ...
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how to recover folders from home folder

I was browsing net today..I had to upload a photo but I was unable to find the picture folder..then I opened nautilus.I found out that the 2 folders Pictures and Videos are mysteriously gone..I ...
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How to share the home folder with windows on a dual-boot system

I dual-boot Ubuntu Quantal and Windows 7 and even though I rarely use Windows, when I do, I want to be able to have access to my home folder. I tried setting the /home mount point on a separate NTFS ...
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Security aspects of home dir encryption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a security risk if a password can be reset easily? Changing the login password will automatically make an encrypted home directory re-accessible, as PAM takes ...
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Migration from Ubuntu to Mint [closed]

I'd like to migrate from Ubuntu 12.10 to Mint 14, but it's important that I keep everything which is in my /home directory. Will it work if I just put the directory on a USB stick, then replace the ...
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My home folder is gone

I just installed a fresh 12.04, and following a recommendation, I defined 3 partitions: root, home, and swap. After installing some 452 updates, I restarted the computer, and found myself in a login ...
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Motion is saving images to home directory

I was interested in setting up a home security network. I installed Motion in Ubuntu 12.04 and it worked fine. Then the next day I went to play around with it some more but the images are not being ...
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Two different SSD drives, which one to mount for home?

I've had a 128GB toshiba SSD on my T400 and have just bought a new 240GB intel SSD (335 series). I want to have a clean new dual boot install of ubuntu and windows 7. With my SATA II system, the new ...
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Bit copy of encrypted home and other partitions

My laptop is overheating so I need to save all my files before I format the hard drive. I learned how to copy dev/sdX using dd command. However, I am not sure what to copy. Picture from GParted here: ...