Lenovo R51 & Fedora 7

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 08:38:36 MDT 2007

On 6/4/07, Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> Jesse Stay wrote:
> > On 6/4/07, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> >> I've been thinking about moving to Ubuntu. I have hit one problem I'm
> >> not sure how to deal with: I'd like to carry over the same /home
> >> partition. My user under Fedora is UID 500. This causes problems for
> >> Ubuntu. I haven't solved that one yet.
> >
> > I ran into the same issue.  I just created a new user and started
> > using that instead, copying over the files from the other directory I
> > need when needed.
> Wouldn't the simplest solution just be to change the uid in /etc/passwd
> so it matches?  At the very least, you can create a new user in Ubuntu
> during install, then use that to add your normal user (adduser), and
> then chown the directory.  I'm also thinking that Ubuntu probably always
> starts users at the same uid.  if that is the case, then just pre-chown
> the folder to that uid.


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