Three Linux Operating Systems in One Computer (Is it possible?)

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at
Sun Sep 17 01:10:47 UTC 2006

> > This could be a problem and I wound't do that exactly. Unless you are
> > using two Linux distributions:
> > - running exactly the same version of desktop environment (i.e. GNOME 2.16)
> > or
> > - running different desktop environments (i.e. KDE and GNOME)
> > Sharing configuration files between two Linux distributions can make
> > programs crash or behave badly.
> > What I would do, instead is setting up symlinks to common data, like
> > documents, bookmarks and music, and keep configuration files
> > separated.
> A way to facilitate prevention of settings corruption is to use
> different user logins for the different distros, and put each in a
> common group, along with proper permissions and umasking to ensure the
> desired access. Then there's no reason for separate homes.

That's an extremely neat idea, Felix. I never though of it :-)

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