Dual boot sharing home partition

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sat Mar 8 22:09:03 UTC 2008


On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 10:02:20AM -0500, Mike McGinn wrote:
> 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

Yes, of course - I just wanted to make it clear for the O.P. that this was 
something to consider.

Does the installer give the option to specify UID ? It's been a while since I used
the Ubuntu installer...

Peter




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