how to set boinc settings

Asked by dino99

here is my config:
- i have boinc installed on Jaunty partition sdc2
- my /home is on a dedicated partition sda3
- karmic is installed on sdc5

Now my question:
If i install boinc on sdc5 (karmic), why i cant continue working on the current job load with Jaunty boinc ? i dont understand this as the 2 os have the same /home.

Is it a misconfiguration or a bad design, do i file a bug ?

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midnightflash (midnightflash) said :

Because boinc is not saving in the /home/ directory.
I think, but dont know, it's working in /var/lib/boinc/ or something like this.

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dino99 (9d9) said :

no more answer ?

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Best Nicolás Alvarez (nicolas-alvarez) said :

What? You already got an answer.

/home is for the home directory of real users. BOINC isn't a person with an account on your computer; it's a background daemon. As such, its state is stored in /var, not in /home.

Mount /var in a separate partition if you need to.

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dino99 (9d9) said :

Thanks Nicolás Alvarez, that solved my question.