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

g geleem at
Fri Nov 25 16:04:31 UTC 2011

On 11/25/2011 07:18 AM, Tim wrote:

> The username is usually used to set the filepath, so each home would be
> a different directory.  So there shouldn't be a conflict of
> configuration files, each OS would use its own homespace and own
> configuration files.

this is true.

please see my reply to Ralf.

> If they get the same userid, he'll be able to easily read files he's
> saved in the other directories.

also true.

> To share a homespace between different releases can be a problem, and he
> easiest solution can be to make sure that they each have different
> homespaces, but have link to a (different) common space for the user to
> store their own files in.  That keeps configuration files separate, and
> simple access to your files.

very true.

in all distribs, i log in as user 'geo', but i am assigned a unique
/home/geo-?? path.

in "/home", i have 1 user '~/geo', with the different distribs having a
user 'home' for user 'geo' in '~/geo-sl', '~/geo-fx', '~/geo-??'. each
'~/geo-*' have soft links to '~/geo' for common programs, like mozilla
firefox and thunderbird.

works great without any problems.


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