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comment When I create a new partition for /home, the partition editor moves it to /dev/hda2 instead of /dev/hda3
@Tensigh What is not clear about your question is 1. what you did inside the installer (so we can't tell you how to use the installer differently); 2. why it matters to solve your overall problem (so we can't tell you what to change in your solution).
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comment How to overcome TZ difference on different servers?
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comment Seemingly Inconsistent Behavior for “ln” & “ln -s”
@trysis The target of a symbolic link is a string, not a path. It's interpreted as a path (relative to the directory where the symlink is) when the link is traversed. If the target is /home/user/new2/regular/folder/gdrive/dvd, that's an absolute path`. If the target is new2/regular/folder/gdrive/dvd, then that corresponds to new2 being a subdirectory of /home/user/cd/floppy.
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comment When I create a new partition for /home, the partition editor moves it to /dev/hda2 instead of /dev/hda3
@Tensigh unix.stackexchange.com/questions/121865/…
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comment Seemingly Inconsistent Behavior for “ln” & “ln -s”
@trysis What do you mean “figure out the path”? You can put whatever you like in a symbolic link. It's just a string. It doesn't need to be valid now, for example you can have a symlink that points into a removable device that isn't currently mounted. A symlink is like having a piece of paper on the door that reads “go to number 581 on Fourth Avenue” (absolute symlink) or “go south 3 blocks and knock at the third door” (relative symlink); you can write that piece of paper whether the house at this address exists or not.
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answered Seemingly Inconsistent Behavior for “ln” & “ln -s”
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answered Udev- How do I find out which subsystem a device belongs to?
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answered What are the side effects of having several UNIX users share one UID?
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answered How to overcome TZ difference on different servers?
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comment Udev- How do I find out which subsystem a device belongs to?
pastebin.com/NHg9pydA is the output from udevadm info -q all, not from udevadm info -a. I think -a is a shortcut for -q all --attribute-walk. Or is this different on your version? I don't remember this changing, but then I haven't used Fedora in years (but why would a distribution patch this?).
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answered SSH session through OpenVPN cuts off / locks up after a few lines
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comment Udev- How do I find out which subsystem a device belongs to?
So does mine — the output is identical.
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