One /home/username shared amongst several Fedora instances using external HD
james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 21 12:07:36 UTC 2004
Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
> If you login and $HOME as established in /etc/passwd
> is not there bad things happen. In some systems you will
> be given / or /tmp as a home dir. In other systems you
> cannot login at all.
On the other hand, given that the original concept was to mount the home
directory *at* /home/username (see the title), if the filesystem is not
mounted, all you will get is the empty directory. It is quite possible
to put a few scratch login files there (so you have a basic environment
available when the mount fails): under normal circumstances, they will
be hidden by the mounted filesystem.
But you shouldn't need *any* files in /home/username just to log in.
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