Leopard uses a directory in the root called “home”. I did use such a directory to store some PHP settings, but hadn’t any access to it anymore under Leopard. To fix this â€œproblem,â€ you can edit the “auto_master” file in your /etc directory.
Change the line
/home auto_home -nobrowse
/your/directory/here auto_home -nobrowse
Reboot and you will have reclaimed your /home directory.