Multiple Fedoras

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Sat Jun 2 00:53:30 UTC 2007

On 6/1/07, Frode Petersen <fropeter at> wrote:
> ne... wrote:
> > Now I do not share /home as problems may occur, however my UIDs and
> > GIDs are consistent across distros. I guess you can share /tmp as it
> Just a suggestion, maybe someone could verify or rebutt...I have not
> tried this.
> If you take care at keeping UIDs and GIDs consistent, I think it would
> be safe to
> 1. Keep all your work files in a ~/work directory on the home partition.
> 2. In the second OS, mount the home partition to something like
> /mnt/otherOS/home
> 3. symlink the work directory into your new home directory.
> Or maybe
> 1. Use a separate partition for /home/<username>/work
> 2. Edit /etc/fstab to mount this on the OS' you want it available in.
> The configuration files for all the apps and other things will be in the
> home partitions belonging to the respective OS'.
> Caveats, anyone?
> Frode

I would forgo using LVM and use only EXT3.  Sharing the home partition
is not recommended bcause applications and settings vary and change
for each distro version. Create a unique partition and share it via

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