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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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I lost my user and my home

Yesterday I started Ubuntu and when I put in my password at the login screen it said "password incorrect". I ran the Ubuntu check disk utility and an error said "2 problems press any key to ...
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1answer
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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Dual boot with SteamOS, how to handle /home and accounts

My offspring is bullying me to install SteamOS (and I'm curious). We have and existing Ubuntu 13.10 and free space for the SteamOS root. /home lives on its own partition. What I wonder: - can I use ...
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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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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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0answers
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How does usermod determine that a user is logged in?

I simply wanted to change the location of the home directory, so I followed these instructions: usermod -d /path_to_new_dir a_user However, Ubuntu 12.04 responds: usermod: user a_user is currently ...
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1answer
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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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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?
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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Multiple Users, Single Workstation, 1 home folder (Can this be achieved, if so how?)

I am setting up a single workstation (kiosk) in my local library for a team of genealogy researchers (approx 12-14). I plan to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the OS. Each user must have a unique user ID ...
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Share home directory between Linux and Windows dual boot

This question is somewhat similar to How to use Windows Share has home directory, but in this case Windows is not running. I have installed a dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows. My ...
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4answers
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How to make user home folder after account creation?

I created a new user with useradd name and forgot to use -d -m to create their home directory. I tried making one, copying the contents of /etc/skel, and chowning everything to the new user. ...
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1answer
573 views

Changes to user's home directory not updating

I've just made changes to a user's home directory (using usermod -d) - but I'm still going to the old directory when I login (via sftp). Do I need to restart a user service to pick up these changes? ...
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1answer
745 views

Hide home folders for users

I have a ubuntu desktop edition set up as server at my home and this installation has a lot of users. I hav a administrator account and all other accounts are standard accounts. At the moment ...
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1answer
760 views

Restrict acces to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when i loged in in the family account which is not an administrative account,i could acces my home folder(which is an administrative ...
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0answers
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Migrating users from Madriva

My company switces from Madriva to ubuntu 12.04. We use an nfs mounted /home. I migrate the users by copying passwrd, shadow and group under /etc in the newly installed Ubuntu and also mount the /home ...
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3answers
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I cannot create a user with an encrypted homedir

In previous versions of Ubuntu you could create users with encrypted partition from the "User Accounts" GUI utility. Now this option is absent from Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). How can you create a user ...
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1answer
587 views

How do I make the public folder not appear in the home folder of new accounts?

When I create a new user, how do I tell Ubuntu not to create a Public sub-folder?
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3answers
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How can I restore a deleted username using its old home folder?

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but while playing around trying to restore the GNOME classic (I really don't like the unity), I screwed something up. Ubuntu did not came back after ...
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2answers
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How to physically separate partitions for User/Home access on demand?

I'm searching for months (if not years) now for a solution to the following problem: I wish to have a general setup based on the following: PC/Laptop/Notebook/Server with ... 1 (ONE) S-ATA ...
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1answer
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unity not working with main user (created under previous ubuntu version), working with a new user

My graphic card is a NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 470, under the previous ubuntu version the driver was showed as installed but not activated, so I dont had unity 3-D. I updated to Oneiric Beta. The new updated ...
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2answers
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Steps for restoring the home directory? (User IDs etc.)

Say I have a home.tgz and want to drop that on a freshly installed ubuntu box. What do I need to do before I untar the file? Create users? What about user IDs? Groups? What about encryption?