penta-booting hard-disk: who would administer the hard-disk office?

Joe Zeff joe at
Fri Nov 25 06:39:55 UTC 2011

On 11/24/2011 10:31 PM, Linux Tyro wrote:
> Sharing /home would, I guess not a problem, since I would be giving
> different user names in each distributions.

You guess wrong, I think.  Linux doesn't keep track of users by their 
username, but by their userid.  That means that all of your users would 
have the same userid, even though they had different home directories, 
and I'm not sure how well that's going to work.

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