2 different distros using same /home with same user

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 20:02:04 UTC 2012

On 08/04/2012 03:49 PM, Hazan Pérez wrote:
> 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?

I wouldn't do it. Nosirree Bob. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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