On 08/04/2012 10:10 PM, Basil Chupin wrote: > On 05/08/12 06:01, Ric Moore wrote: >> On 08/04/2012 03:37 PM, Colin Law wrote: >>> On 4 August 2012 20:31, Hazan P�rez <hapk02@gmai...> wrote: >>>> Hey everyone, >>>> >>>> I have a laptop with Fedora installed in it, but I want to install >>>> Ubuntu on >>>> a new partition. I have a "regular" partition schema in that pc (one >>>> for /, >>>> another one for /home and the swap). I want to install Ubuntu on a new >>>> partition but I need to have access to my user's data in /home. I could >>>> simply use my user, with the same password, but I know for a fact >>>> that this >>>> would break my user's desktop config on BOTH distros... How can I do >>>> this, >>>> read/write access of my user's data, without f@#&!$) up my desktop >>>> config? >>> >>> You could have a normal home directory in the root Ubuntu partition >>> and then mount the original home partition at a mount point somewhere. >> Not good, when you consider that their config files could be in conflict. >> >> I mount /opt as a separate partition. Then I link Desktop, Video, >> Music, Documents, Pictures, etc to /opt/ric/ where they reside. >> The trick would be to keep personal files, not system specific files, >> on the other directory. Then, when it's dist-upgrade time, you get >> your new dot-config files upgraded and not lose your personal files. >> Just umount /opt before the dist-upgrade. I've been doing that for years. >> >> If you have a secondary hard drive it's even better, mounting that as >> /opt ...as in a failure you can reformat the / drive completely, and >> not lose your personal stuff. Just don't format the /opt >> partition/drive! Ric > > I like this idea VERY much. > > But I have a question: how do you "link" those directories to the ones > in /opt/ric/ ? I know you mean symlinks but exactly how do you > accomplish this? An example would be great.
Ah... I added that bit in my last post to the OP. Of course the OP has to create that extra partition and or drive first. Just moving things to an existing /opt directory will get wiped out on a fresh install to the / directory. Ric
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