[ubuntu-uk] Unwelcomed desktop sharing......

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Mar 3 09:14:37 GMT 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 22:40 +0000, alan c wrote:
>> What I would like to have is separate and different desktop 
>> configurations for each installation, and would be grateful for 
>> suggestions about how I now arrange for a different desktop 
>> configuration for the 6.10 version.
> Well of course the blindingly obvious answer is to have separate
> /home directories.

Thanks Alan, yes, I suppose I should have originally done that and then
also mounted the 6.06 home-606 in a distinctive way from inside 6.10
Ah well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

> You could do that one one of the installs (the newer one?) by 
> temporarily by editing the /etc/fstab and commenting out the line 
> referring to /home. Do this in single user/recovery mode, then make
> sure it isn't currently mounted (umount /home) and make a home
> directory (mkdir /home) and make a home directory for your user
> (mkdir /home/alan) then change ownership of it 
>(chown alan:alan /home/alan)

thanks. (A first time for me with chown and group)

> Of course replacing all occurrences of "alan" with your user name.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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