Dual boot sharing home partition

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun Mar 9 02:03:29 UTC 2008


On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 09:09 +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> 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

It does not, you have to change it after the installation. However, you
also can't have a normal user with a UID less than 1000 in Ubuntu
without changing a few other files.

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