2 different distros using same /home with same user

Liam Proven 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
> on.

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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