From your very first post in this thread, it appears that you mounted your old home partition during the new installation. I could be reading it wrong. Anyway, during the installation of PCLinuxOS, it is enough to indicate which partition you want to use as /home. There is no need to manually mount the partition yourself. The installation program will take care of doing what is necessary to complete the installation.
Well, no I only pointed it out under the installation but after trying 3 times where it froze under the last part of the installation I gave up. I,m not sure if it was the /home partition that was the problem or it was first under the process making the bootloader, but when I the 4.th time told the installer to use the entire new disk it succeeded right away.
Then, after the install, I got stuck in changing the /home drive via PCC because I could not unmount the existing partition - but as we know now I would have run into trouble anyway because of the permission settings. The link you wrote in the last post will be very useful next time.
About contributing I,m afraid that I don,t have much to contribute with. It's a kind of choice from my side to stay as a user of PCLOS, even I have been using it a many years now. Some basic things I,m familiar with and it's very seldom I need help from the forum, but of my it's nice you're here when stuff messes up, normally by me, not the system :-). Unfortunately my daily job demands that I support and teach superusers of Windows, so I have to keep up in the new stuff and bugs and as you know thats a lot.
So, it's not because I don't want to contribute, simply don't have the skills and I think it would be messed up with the windows junk in my head. Instead I donate frequently to Texstar.
Once again thank you for the help. I can see theres a new button to close a topic since the last time I used the forum. Should I close it or let it stay open for others to comment if they are in the same situation?