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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: ...
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How to install XAMPP in home folder?

Currently the default path install the XAMPP bundle is in /opt directory. I need to change that to my Home folder. I tried using tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C ~ but when I start lampp there are ...
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'/'var/www/' vs '/home/$USER/public_html'

I recently started using Ubuntu as a LAMP server. I've come across plenty of tutorials that say to place the files at '/var/www/' and I've also seen others that put them in '/home/$USER/public_html/'. ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 x86 resets home directory

I have a very strange issue where whenever I restart my server all the settings for my one and only user have reset to what would be there if a new user had just been created. This means I have now ...
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How can I find out what is locking my home directory?

I've run into an issue lately where my home directory somehow gets read-locked. Any processes trying to read from it, whether it's Nautilus or the terminal become unresponsive for 1-2 minutes, then ...
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Is there any way to take my old internet connections with me when doing a new install?

I have /home on a seperate partition, so every time when I do a new install of Ubuntu, I take my program settings with me. This works fine for most programs, but I still have to retype my Wi-Fi ...
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Can I replace disk containing /home without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I have formatted my hard disks so that /home sits in one separate disk. Now that disk has become faulty. I am wondering whether it is possible to replace only that disk and make a new /home partion on ...
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Why is my samba4 [homes] share not browsable?

For some reason, I can't see the home directory share that maps to each user's home directory, [homes]. I can directly map the network drive to it in windows or mount it on a Mac, but when trying to ...
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installing Ubuntu 32 bit and Lubuntu 64 bit with the same home directories

Mine is a 64 bit machine and I had installed "32" bit Ubuntu to try it out and hence installed many apps and developed many things and configured it for many things. Now it seems that my laptop needs ...
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Can I delete my home folder to start fresh?

and if I can how? I'm using Gnome Shell If that matters
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'ls' and file managers hang on home directory after installing KDE

Today I installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 using: apt-get install kubuntu-desktop Everything is running fine, apart from one very strange issue: it seems impossible to list the files in my home ...
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Same home folders on 2 PC's using network

I have a server that is always running always connected to the network and I would like to install another computer that can sit in my study and either log in to this PC(not vnc) over the network or ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Broken /home catalog

I work on xubuntu (12.04). I've install samba server, but machine don't start with it. Then i manually delete it from another xubuntu (start another xubuntu, mount drive with samba, delete all samba ...
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root and home are on seperate partitions, but home still uses up space on root?

When installing Ubuntu 12.10 for the first time, I made sure /home had it's own partition, gave it about 185GB, and gave root ~10GB. Now root is almost full after a few days and I've noticed that root ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A common /home partition for multiple Linux distributions I know this question has been asked so many times, but I don't know what should I do in my case with those ...
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Home directory lost the execute permission flag. What can cause this?

Did anyone ever experienced a home directory mysteriously becoming non-executable? The context: Ubuntu 10.04. The vsftpd server is installed and running. I have created a regular user ftp_poze. ...
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Problem with hard drive space

I have a problem, my .private is using the 100% of my free hard drive space, i have no idea of how to solve this... Why is file is using every bit on my hd, how can i fix it? This is the menssage of ...
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Is it possible to *map* my Windows' desktop as my home desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu? I am using Windows and Ubuntu, is it possible to map Windows' desktop as my home desktop (symlink or something like ...
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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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Home on its own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see the partitions? I have installed 11.10 and looking to do in place upgrade to 12.04 LTS. I think I partitioned it such that home is its own partition so an ...
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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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Backup programs and user data from an old hdd to a new installation on ssd

I have a Ubuntu system on my old hdd, which is connected via usb to this system, and a sdd is built into my notebook. At the moment I am running an Ubuntu system from a usb stick. I have tried to ...
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Setup autom share network in my home

Every computer in my home runs Ubuntu 12.04 We have a wireless network setup. I want to be able to share files & printer wirelessly over the network. But I am a total idiot when it comes to ...
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Home folder in `root` and not in `home`… I'm confused!

I have an issue with my home folder and this are giving me some permission problems. I've installed an application that tells me that I have no permission to save in /home/username/Desktop, but in ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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Is it a good idea to share partitions between distros

This is what my laptop's partitions look like windows: about 100 GB Ubuntu root: 50 GB (mounted at /) Free space: 50 GB Ubuntu home partition: the rest of the space (mounted at /home) I want to ...
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Permission denied when other users create files

I have messed up my home directory. I'm using dash as my shell and by myself I can create files just fine, but others can't. I don't think that made sense as it's kind of hard to explain, so hopefully ...
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Unexpected deletion of directory

I find that somehow the Downloads directory in /home/user/ is deleted. on using locate Downloads, it shows the existence of directory without any existence of files within. now when I manually create ...
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Is /home encryption useful on a server?

I've got a question about the use of encryption: I set up a Ubuntu 12.04 server to use it as a router, file server for backups and webserver. Of course, it is probably not the best idea to put ...
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How do I delete files on the “ubuntu” live user from root?

I am running Ubuntu builder and I have everything set up the way I like, however I can't seem to clean up after changing anything. I can't get access to the /home/ubuntu folder because the "home" ...
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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 ...