Question about dual-booting two versions of RedHat
Edward C. Bailey
ed at redhat.com
Thu Oct 16 20:13:32 UTC 2003
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Smith <operalover_99 at yahoo.com> writes:
Michael> --- "Edward C. Bailey" <ed at redhat.com> wrote:
>> (this becomes important a bit later in my description). I have
>> configured a shared swap partition, a shared /home partition, and
>> separate /boot and / partitions for each OS.
Michael> I, too have sometimes uses a shared /home partition in a dual
Michael> production/testing setup. I had problems with the test setup doing
Michael> nasty things to my desktop, such as giving me two sets of icons,
Michael> or trashing my GNOME drawers. How do you get around such problems
Michael> in a shared /home setup?
Well, remember that this is a box dedicated 100% to testing, so a couple
things are true:
o I don't typically customize my desktop environment all that much (I
do documentation, so I'm more interested in the stone-stock
o If something goes wrong, I can always blow away my homedir and create
a new one
That said, I've not personally run into anything nearly as nasty as you
have. Not that it couldn't happen, though...
Ed Bailey Red Hat, Inc. http://www.redhat.com/
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