I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. Since I had a separate partition for
/home, I was able to keep my old files.
Now I need to add another user, let's say named "bob." The
/home/bob directory already exists. How do I create the new user
bob who has that as his home directory?
Will I be able to simply create the new user via the settings GUI or are there any pitfalls regarding file permissions, hidden configuration files, etc?
If it's pertinent, I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04.3 to 16.04. Also, my own account, which I created during the new installation, worked fine with the old home directory.