Dual boot sharing home partition

Mike McGinn mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Sat Mar 8 15:02:20 UTC 2008

On Saturday 08 March 2008 09:52:09 Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 08:41:47 +0000
> Graham Watkins <shellycat.gw at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > just got a new computer which I've installed Mandriva on.  I now intend

> In addition to the answer that Nils gave, if I remember correctly Mandriva
> begins numbering users ( UID) at 500, whereas Ubuntu and Debian start from
> 1000. This might cause problems if your user ID is different on each
> system, since of course /home/you will be full of files with ownership for
> example 501:501 instead of 1001:1001, and so on.
simply specify the uid to be the same as the 'driva one when you create the 
account and the problem is solved

Mike McGinn
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