I just switched from Ubuntu to a clean install of Mint(MATE). I tried to like Unity but couldn't. But thats not important. I have a tendency to just haul off and do things I think I can do, and sometimes have destructive consequences. I had my home directory from ubuntu on a totally separate partition, to help with upgrades. After installing Mint, I created a second user with admin privlidges with a home directory other than /home (/media/home to be exact, which was probably a poor decision, but i planned on deleting it when i was done anyway). I logged onto that second account and edited my fstab to automatically mount my other partition as /home. Then I deleted the original root home folder that was created in the instal and tried to double-check that I had everything correct by doing
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sudo usermod -d /home/USERNAME USERNAME
Long story short, it didn't work and I cannot log into that user. There actually is a lot more to the story, I have been playing with this for a couple of hours, but I think these are all of the important details. Here is the line I added to fstab:
UUID="82756233-7961-4858-903b-ec371de27700" /home ext3 defaults 0 2
I am not used to UUIDs so I'm not sure if this is correct, however, when I log into my other account, and navigate to /home it shows the contents of the partition I'm looking for, so I think i did it correct. Is the home directory from Ubuntu somehow not compatible with Mint? I wouldn't think so, but as I have eluded to before... I dont' really know what I'm talking about.
Help. I'm lost.