Dual boot sharing home partition

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Mar 8 12:40:27 UTC 2008

Graham Watkins wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Graham
    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.

    Works fine.



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