2 different distros using same /home with same user
Cybe R. Wizard
cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Sat Aug 4 20:34:07 UTC 2012
On Sat, 04 Aug 2012 14:49:25 -0500
Hazan Pérez <hapk02 at gmail.com> 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'd yet hesitate. If I recall correctly, there are differences in
the user ID numbering between Fedora and Ubuntu. This issue might
need some ironing out first.
Cybe R. Wizard
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