Dual boot sharing home partition
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Mar 8 12:40:27 UTC 2008
Graham Watkins wrote:
> just got a new computer which I've installed Mandriva on. I now intend
> to install Ubuntu as well. I have the idea of sharing the same home
> partition between the 2 installations. Is this easy to do and are there
> any pitfalls I should bear in mind?
I do this on my computer and here are the high points. First you
need to put your home in a partition of it's own. I made mine 15 GB as I
have lots of pictures. This I did with dd and it works fine.
Next you need to put the home partition in both system's /etc/fstab
file. Mine looks like this:
/dev/hda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
karl at karl-desktop:~$
My home partition is /dev/hda9 and it mounts at /home. The 1 2
tells the system to mount this after you mount the main system.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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