Re: installing multuple distributions
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Pol,Yes, it would certainly work. The important files to look at are, as you said, /etc/passwd and /etc/group; but also /etc/shadow. I don't think it's a good idea to make them the same because different distros will have different ways of doing things and different required administrative users and groups; things like lp, admin, etc. All you need to do is make sure that your own user entry (and those of other users of the system) has the same UID and belongs to the same primary group, which should have the same GID. Also, I'd make the passwords the same across the distros just to keep sane... Good luck!
Yuri Pol wrote:
<posted & mailed> I would like to test several distributions (say kubuntu,mandriva,suse,arklinux) without changing my working place, whenswitching from one to the other. So / /boot /usr /var of each distribution should be on the same partition,while the /home partition should be shared among all. Do you think that share /home would give rise to any inconsistencies? Probably i should make sure that /etc/passwd and /etc/groups are the same in all distributions. Do you think it would work? Thank you Pol-- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-admin" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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