2 different distros using same /home with same user
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 19:41:24 UTC 2012
On 4 August 2012 20:38, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 4 August 2012 20:34, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
>> I've done this. So long as they use totally different desktops, you're fine.
>> E.g. GNOME 3 + Unity = bad, but KDE + GNOME = no worries.
> Might there be problems if you ran different versions of the same app
> on the two distros? They might get confused over config data and so
IME, not massively, so long as you keep both distros up to date.
IRL, of course, you tend to like 1 over the other(s) & end up mainly
or exclusively using it.
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