2 different distros using same /home with same user

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 02:51:49 UTC 2012

On 08/04/2012 04:34 PM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> 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.

I just disregard the %&%^&% numbering #$^^& and make an entry in 
/etc/fstab to just MOUNT the #$%^!@# drive as I $%^&*+) want to.

No #$%^&*( problems. <cackles> 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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