I recently migrated from a standard CD download PCLOS system, to FullMonty.
Since I have always separated my /home from the rest of the file system, I 'assumed'
there would be no trouble keeping all of my old data (and the same for the other
users - 5 or 6 family members).
I ran into a problem with accessibility of the old files, which I solved with
chown -R <name>:<name> /home/<name>
As I understand it, from looking at 'manage users on system' in the control center,
there are various builtin user groups (fuse, vboxusers, zulucrypt...) which get group
numbers in the same 500+ range as my defined users. So, even though I defined
my users in the same order as they were on the old system, they now have different
group numbers than they used to have.
I seem to remember that past releases also had one or more users predefined in the
500 range, so that I was getting the numbers after them.
I would like to know if it is possible to control these users/groups, and put them in a different range
(say, 200+, or 700+) so that 500 and up (for a reasonable distance, 100 should be fine)
are available both as user numbers and group numbers.
If this can not be controlled by the user, could the developers take the problem of
migrating /home into account and set these users up differently in the future?