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Share /HOME partition?

Postby mchipeur on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:11 pm

I just installed LinuxMint 7 to sdb2 on an external HD. I currently have Mandriva installed on sdb1 and its /HOME partition is sdb6.

I'd like to share my Mandriva /HOME partition with my new LinuxMint install. I did not see an offer when installing LinuxMint to identify the /HOME partition.

Is there a way to change the /HOME partition after the fact?
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Re: Share /HOME partition?

Postby lagagnon on Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:53 am

I would not do that, you are asking for nothing but incompatibility issues, IMHO. However, you can easily "mount" the other home partition to exchange files between the two /home partitions - it should be there when you open the Nautilus file manager (Computer icon).
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Re: Share /HOME partition?

Postby mchipeur on Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks lagagnon. Your incompatibility warning is sufficient.
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Re: Share /HOME partition?

Postby atlef on Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:04 am

As long as you do create a new user in Mint that you give a different name then the Mandriva user, you are ok and you can share your /home.

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Re: Share /HOME partition?

Postby optimize me on Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:19 am

If having common Documents, Photos, Music folders, etc, is what you're after, you could just symbolically link them.
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Re: Share /HOME partition?

Postby rlindsey0 on Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:35 pm

optimize me wrote:If having common Documents, Photos, Music folders, etc, is what you're after, you could just symbolically link them.


Or put them on a separate Data partition that can be mounted in both distributions.
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