[CentOS] Can't delete or move /home on 7.3 install

Thu Dec 15 10:10:07 UTC 2016
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On 12/15/2016 01:47 AM, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 2:49 AM, Glenn E. Bailey III <
> replicant at dallaslamers.org> wrote:
>> Tried this in both AWS and GCE as I though it may be a specific cloud
>> vendor issue. SELinux is disabled, lsof | grep home shows nothing,
>> lsattr /home shows nothing. Simply get "Device or resource busy."
>> Works just find on 7.2 so I'm kinda at a loss. Scanned over the RHEL
>> release notes and didn't see anything. Anyone else have this issue? We
>> move our /home to another mount point and symlink /home to it ..
> Do you have access to the console, so that you can try to do the move while
> in single user mode?

that is one possibility.

even greater is op is a 'user', not 'root'.

_normally_ / most, if not all unix/linux systems, /home is owned by
'root'. which means *everything*, including a 'user' home directory
is own by 'root'. therefore a 'user' running a normal user can do
_nothing_ to his/her 'home' directory.

therefore a normal user *must* 'sudo' or 'su' to make changes to
users 'home' directory.



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