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Now that I have a working Arch install, I wanted to share /home between it and my Fedora install. So, I decided to dedicate /dev/sda3 to /home. It's about 40GB. ...
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- 06-04-2007 #1
Sharing /home between distros
Now that I have a working Arch install, I wanted to share /home between it and my Fedora install. So, I decided to dedicate /dev/sda3 to /home. It's about 40GB. I have it set up correctly on both systems. df -h verifies that when I log in. The problem is, if I switch distros (shut one down and boot the other) before I log in I have to run
$chown -R username:username username
User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writeable by any other users.
- 06-04-2007 #2
Are you using the same uid and gid for each account e.g. if your uid in Fedora is 500 and gid is 500, then you have to make sure its the same for your account in Arch. Some distros give normal users uids and gids that start from 1000, so this can cause some problems when sharing /home directories with distros like FC which have uids and gids that start at 500. Also some distros use a private group for each user whereas some put all users in one group so its something to look out for.
- 06-04-2007 #3
Aha! That was it. Fedora had the UID and GID set to 500 and Arch had them at 1002. Thanks daark.child.