Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
I have the family's Mac in the living room with its HD divided into partitions, and the utility NetInfo Manager enabled me to assign the home directory of family members to different partitions. <br><br>One of the first things I missed after upgrading to Leopard was NetInfo Manager. So, I did a bit of googling to see how I can set the user's parameters under Leopard and I found a cool wikipedia entry that explains it all.<br><br>Just go to System Preferences > Accounts.<br>Control-click or right-mouse-click on a user, and choose Advanced Options. This will present you with the what you need to edit the user's information..<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]flick</font color=blue>[color:red]r</font color=red>
That is interesting. Can you move an existing account without breaking anything? I wouldn't do it to the admin account but wondering if a well used account would suffer if it found itself on an external drive after restart. <br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
You're welcome everybody..<br><br>Polymerase, the problem with external drives is they're mounted on your Mac after it reads the users information. By the time the external disk is mounted, Mac OS X would have already identified the Home directory does not exist and it then creates a new one on the internal drive.<br><br>In unix, I know you can mount an external disk in a directory, but I don't know unix good enough to do that now.. I did that a few times in the good old A/UX (Apple Unix) on a Mac IIci, but I totally forgot how I did it <br><br>[color:blue]flick</font color=blue>[color:red]r</font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by walzuhair on 03/24/08 12:15 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>the problem with external drives is they're mounted on your Mac after it reads the users information. <p><hr></blockquote><p> Interesting. This problem may have a solution when Apple switches from HFS+ to ZFS. The whole ZFS thing seems like an unknown black box (and it can stay that way as long as I know the benefits) but the whole, "your data will reside everywhere glomming disks to together" seems to fit this picture of putting your home account anywhere you want. <br><br>I would love to have my important stuff which are the documents that land up in my home account be somewhere remote like on an Apple Time Capsule in my basement which is being backed up by Time Machine.<br><br>
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