2 different distros using same /home with same user

Hazan Pérez hapk02 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 15:52:56 UTC 2012

El 05/08/12 03:32, Ric Moore escribió:
> On 08/05/2012 12:12 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 05/08/12 13:18, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 08/04/2012 11:01 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> Yes, I know that. What I wanted to know is what does the symlink look
>>>> like and where is it placed - eg, simply in the "emtpy" newly created
>>>> Documents directory as a link "@......." pointing to the
>>>> opt/ric/Documents directory on the other drive or what? :-)
>>> Oh heck that response was backgrounded, just lurking unsent. I just
>>> hit send on it. Ric
>> OK, I just read your post to Hazan re this :-) .
>> But I have 2 other blinding questions :-) :
>> why did you pick on the directory /opt? any specific reason or any
>> directory name would do? For example, I mount my 2nd HDD in fstab as
>> /data so I could use /data/Documents, eg, in the symlnk?; and
>> /opt is totally owned and controlled by root.root. What magic do you
>> perform to be able to read/write/execute your user files? (or am I
>> missing something here?)
> I just chowned those directories ric:ric ---my username.
> Since /opt is just sitting there and as I wrote, it's where Caldera 
> put the licensed and proprietary stuff, and served the same purpose as 
> /usr/local, it's what I use. It's cleanly out of the way of /usr 
> ...which sometimes gets mounted to it's own partition or drive. Plus, 
> it has éclat. It's where stuff can be put that has no other rightful 
> home. :) Ric
Ended up installing Linux Mint. I did everything Ric said, with the 
added nuisance of putting an empty folder into the folder of the same 
name, but that's ok. Also the GRUB from Mint was a bit foolish and 
didn't recognized Fedora in the other partition :/

BTW, does someone know how to make what Ric said into a script? there 
are some other folders that I'd like to link as default in other distros 
if I ever decide to install more. I'm not proficient in bash but would 
like to make this more automatic.


Hazan Pérez C.
Twisto Creative

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