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Hi! I'm currently working on a linux network at a school. There is only one local account for all the students. After rebooting the workstations should be at the same ...
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    mount home dir temporary


    Hi!

    I'm currently working on a linux network at a school. There is only one local account for all the students. After rebooting the workstations should be at the same state than they were before.

    I thought about mountin the home directory with tmpfs. What would you propose?

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    But if it's tmpfs, it would be hard to set desktop settings and make them last over reboot... Maybe unionfs? I've read something about it. Then you can first setup everything as you want it on a /home partition, flag /home read-only and make a tmpfs-like filesystem mount over the read-only /home. That way, every modification to /home will be erased over reboot, but you will still be able to set the default desktop/application settings easily (umount the unionfs and remount /home as read-write whenever you have to do any modifications)

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