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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:02 am    Post subject: Sharing home dir between gentoo and OSX Reply with quote

I had a crazy idea. This could be either really cool, or a terrible idea. i have gentoo running dual boot with osx. What wouls happen if i made my osx home dir my linux home dir as well (after copying over all files obviously). This seems like it would be really convenient, but i have this feeling i'll break something.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably a bad idea. I tried something like this once, sharing my home dir between Gentoo and Ubuntu. Big mistake! A lot of the niggly little configuration options needed to be different for the two systems so I had to reset a bunch of different things whenever I switched between systems.

What I do now is have symlinks in my home directory to a Projects dir, a Games dir, a Personal dir, etc. I store all the actual data on a separate /data partition. Then when I move to a different system or upgrade, I just cp -a my home directory to the new system. This lets me start out the the same defaults I've been using but any changes I make won't mess up the previous system.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, sounds about like what i expected
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done this with OSX and Gentoo, and it worked brilliantly.
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