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    Unhappy Second Home Folder

    Hello all,

    I did a reinstallation of Suse when 13.2 was released and have had a few issues since then. I am not really sure what I have done but I now have 2 home folders. One is the original from Suse 12.2 then within that is another home folder containing my current user name. I have difficulties running fdisk without putting the /sbin/ folder in front of the command as well as many other anomalies when using super user mode in File Manager. I feel as though this is all related. I am wondering if reinstalling the software is the best way to go. I am worried as it is hosting files for business clients. I was wondering if I were to move the current user folder up one level into the old home folder. I could see that causing a host of issues as well. Just looking for guidance on how to proceed from those better versed in linux than I.

    Eternally grateful to the Linux User Base

    J

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    On 2014-01-24 22:06, jvamos wrote:
    >
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I did a reinstallation of Suse when 13.2 was released and have had a few
    > issues since then.


    No wonder. Time travel does create some issues >:-)

    openSUSE 13.2 has not been released yet in our time line. Tell us, how
    does it feel? :-P

    {kidding}

    > I am not really sure what I have done but I now have
    > 2 home folders. One is the original from Suse 12.2 then within that is
    > another home folder containing my current user name. I have difficulties
    > running fdisk without putting the /sbin/ folder in front of the command
    > as well as many other anomalies when using super user mode in File
    > Manager. I feel as though this is all related. I am wondering if
    > reinstalling the software is the best way to go. I am worried as it is
    > hosting files for business clients. I was wondering if I were to move
    > the current user folder up one level into the old home folder. I could
    > see that causing a host of issues as well. Just looking for guidance on
    > how to proceed from those better versed in linux than I.


    Well... I don't have a clear image of what you really have. Difficult to
    help.

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    Default Re: Second Home Folder

    Perhaps what the OP is describing is a result of

    Having 12.2 under user: xxxx

    And now 13.1 under user: xxxy

    If you want to use the same /home and user, you must be sure the user you set in the install is identical to the older username
    ie;

    old: xxxx
    new: xxxx
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    Default Re: Second Home Folder

    jvamos wrote:
    >
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I did a reinstallation of Suse when 13.2 was released and have had a few
    > issues since then. I am not really sure what I have done but I now have
    > 2 home folders. One is the original from Suse 12.2 then within that is
    > another home folder containing my current user name. I have difficulties
    > running fdisk without putting the /sbin/ folder in front of the command
    > as well as many other anomalies when using super user mode in File
    > Manager. I feel as though this is all related. I am wondering if
    > reinstalling the software is the best way to go. I am worried as it is
    > hosting files for business clients. I was wondering if I were to move
    > the current user folder up one level into the old home folder. I could
    > see that causing a host of issues as well. Just looking for guidance on
    > how to proceed from those better versed in linux than I.
    >
    > Eternally grateful to the Linux User Base
    >
    > J
    >
    >

    do you mean to say that you had /home/old and after an
    disastrous/unsupported upgrade you have /home/old/new/ instead of
    /home/old and /home/new ?

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    Default Re: Second Home Folder

    Phew, OK, let me shake it out here and loosen my neck.

    So the tree looks like
    root ->
    ..........home -> userOLD
    ...................-> home -> userNEW

    Of course there is a bunch of other stuff in the tree I didn't list. I seem to have a metahome folder as the kids are saying these days. I don't know a better way to represent the tree, I only have ssh access from where I am now. I did a bitstream copy of the system disk before I left and that disk is still plugged in.

    Thanks all!

    j

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    On 2014-01-25 16:56, jvamos wrote:

    > I don't know a better way to represent the tree I only have ssh access
    > from where I am now.


    Code:
    tree -d -L 3 /
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    I have a paste but I would like to keep it private as it contains the entire file system. What is the best way to post the output? I will pm it but even that bugs me a bit. I am afk and on my mobile. Would it be best to clip out that part of the tree?

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    On 2014-01-25 18:06, jvamos wrote:
    >
    > I have a paste but I would like to keep it private as it contains the
    > entire file system. What is the best way to post the output? I will pm
    > it but even that bugs me a bit. I am afk and on my mobile. Would it be
    > best to clip out that part of the tree?


    Just edit out the private parts :-)

    I don't know how to concoct an exact command line to produce only the
    interesting parts, without knowing what exactly to expect.

    At least the command I gave you list no files, only directories.

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    Hey,

    OK I think I did what was necessary and users on the server's names won't be exposed. My username blunder is apparent though. It's a bit buried at the bottom.

    Cheers,

    http://pastebin.com/zRjzaG4k

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    On 2014-01-25 22:06, jvamos wrote:
    >
    > Hey,
    >
    > OK I think I did what was necessary and users on the server's names
    > won't be exposed. My username blunder is apparent though. It's a bit
    > buried at the bottom.


    I see.

    Code:
    ├── home
    │   ├── home
    │   │   ├── josh
    │   │   ├── linuxserver
    │   │   ├── lost+found
    
    │   ├── iislinuxserver
    │   │   ├── Desktop
    │   ├── josh
    
    │   ├── linuxserver
    
    │   ├── lost+found

    That's sufficient to see the problem. Difficult to believe.

    Ok... please post your fstab and we'll think of a plan.

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