2 different distros using same /home with same user

Hazan Pérez hapk02 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 19:49:25 UTC 2012

El sáb 04 ago 2012 14:41:24 COT, Liam Proven escribió:
> 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.

So I can do this if I use different DEs? for example, right now I'm 
using fedora with gnome 3+ gnome-shell, and I'd end up using Ubuntu 
with Unity. Wont they interfere with each other even if they both use 
gnome 3 underneath? The same with Mint with the Cinnamon DE?


Hazan Pérez C.
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