in over my head with triple-boot
bart.plug at whiteley.org
Sun Oct 29 23:35:38 MST 2006
> The trouble I'm running into now is with file permissions. Again, I'm
> trying to share a /home between each distro (in an attempt to keep my
> settings & profiles mobile between distros). I find that when I login
> I get permission denied errors & GDM craps out on me.
> >From what I can find it looks like each distro handles the user/group
> a bit differently. What suggestions do you have for allowing each
> distro to share the /home and allow settings & profiles to be loaded
> on each? The only solution I've used so far is to simply login as
> root.. not the best.
Just make sure your UID and GID are the same on each distro.
You may need to edit /etc/passwd and /etc/group on some of the
distros until they all match. Then you may need to
chown -R <you>.<your group> /home/<you>
if you standardized away from the current state of /home.
After that, you should be able to share /home across all the
distros. Now you only have to worry about incompatible versions
of things (like gnome) trying to share the same dot-files. If you
have problems with this, I have some tricks to help with that as well.
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