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    Short and simple:

    Is it possible to move the "Users" folder in Mac OS X 10.2.6 onto a
    different partition?


    David Guest

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    In article <3f5871ce$0$12638$easynet.co.uk>,
    "David Glover" <org> wrote:
     

    Yes:

    1) create your new Users location
    2) rename your old Users location to something else
    3) create an alias to the new location, named Users, as /Users
    4) reboot
    5) If you can see your home files when you log in, you're golden.

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    Howard Guest

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    Howard S Shubs <net> aszonygya:
    :4) reboot

    Is it necessary to reboot? Just logout/login? /PaulN
    Paul Guest

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    "Howard S Shubs" <net> wrote in message
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    How do I do that? Mac OS won't let me.


    David Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 14:51:49 +0100,
    David Glover (org) wrote: 
    >
    > How do I do that? Mac OS won't let me.[/ref]

    From Terminal
    cd /
    sudo mv Users Users-old

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    "Bev A. Kupf" <net> wrote in message
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    Thanks, after a brief self-lesson on how "ln" works, it worked fine. :)


    David Guest

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    In article <bja3jr$m9p$magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>,
    ohio-state.edu (Paul Nevai) wrote:
     

    May not be necessary, but a boot test doesn't take long and it's certain
    to test what could go wrong. I have startup code in my home directory
    tree, for instance.

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