2 different distros using same /home with same user

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 4 19:37:17 UTC 2012

On 4 August 2012 20:31, Hazan Pérez <hapk02 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I have a laptop with Fedora installed in it, but I want to install Ubuntu on
> a new partition. I have a "regular" partition schema in that pc (one for /,
> another one for /home and the swap). I want to install Ubuntu on a new
> partition but I need to have access to my user's data in /home. I could
> simply use my user, with the same password, but I know for a fact that this
> would break my user's desktop config on BOTH distros... How can I do this,
> read/write access of my user's data, without f@#&!$) up my desktop config?

You could have a normal home directory in the root Ubuntu partition
and then mount the original home partition at a mount point somewhere.


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