Multiple Distros - One /home

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri Nov 6 21:23:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Cristopher Thomas <crisnoh at> wrote:
> How much trouble would I be making for myself if I attempted to have a
> shared /home partition for a dual boot of two separate distros?  Is this
> even possible?

It's possible, but the differences in the settings files between
different versions of gnome for example could quickly cause issues or
at least confusion.

What I'd do if I wanted something like that is make a partition for
the standard folders inside of home
e.g. put Documents, Desktop, Pictures etc on a separate partiton, and
symlink them into the home folder of each distro.
The settings I'd be worried about sharing are all in ~/.something
files or folders and that way would still be unique per distro.


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