Multiple Distros - One /home

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Sat Nov 7 06:03:16 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 16:23 -0500, Brian McKee wrote:
> 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.

  This makes sense, but... what about conflicting UID's?

> 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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