User directories

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by firewizard, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. firewizard macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles
    i have formatted my system drive into 3 disks
    1 for system which is only 5 gb
    and the other 2 are 25 gb
    one for me and the other for my friend
    i have gone into netinfo and changed the home directories to a folder on each disk so each of us can have our own stuff on different disks

    well i changed the name of one disk and i changed the netinfo accordingly
    but for some weird reason everytime i log in it takes the name and adds a number to started of with "just stuff 1"
    then it went up "just stuff 2"
    and so on right now i am at 6 and its gettig anoying cause i have no clue how to fix it!!!!
  2. firewizard thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles
    oh come on no one can help me out on this....

    no one can think of anything to maybe come up with a fix
    or maybe why it is doing this!!
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    it is not recommended to put the user directories on separate partitions. this is probably why you are having this aren't supposed to do it.

    i recommend re-formatting your drive into one partition. multiple partitions are not always the best and healthiest thing for a drive.
  4. firewizard thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles
    ive had my disk partitioned for a year
    never had a problem
    until now
    when i changed the name
    it shouldved worked but its weird what it is doin
  5. scan300 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm not an advocate of changing default user folders. You just don't know how many daemons and plists need to access that directory.

    I would recreate your users and allow their created folders reside where the system creates them: /Users/username/

    If you need separate disks I would put an alias to them inside each of the users folder and leave the sites, public and library folders unchanged. Change everything else as you see fit.

    To protect the partitions, you then set the user as Owner of the partition using permissions, if you want the partition to be a private volume for the user.
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    If you do something like this, you should use links to let the OS keep it's pathnames, but keep the data elsewhere. I have everything in my user directory on an external partition, except the Library, which doesn't like to be moved much...

    Can't help in why it's doing that... But you might have to go back to the drawing board a bit on this one. Try creating a new account, then move the user folder to a different disk, then link the directory back to the /Users directory... that might help you out... but seriously consider leaving the Library directory alone--

  7. firewizard thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles
    alright cool i will try out all these ideas
    yeah i was hopin that i wouldnt have to go back to square one
    but it looks like it
    oh well
    well thanx for the ideas on this
  8. Schiffi macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2003

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