Multiple Distro's

Discussion in 'Other Distributions' started by Jim Laughlan, May 27, 2014.

  1. Jim Laughlan

    Jim Laughlan Active Member

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    Is it possible to install another distro and keep/use the existing home folder that's already installed in the first distro? Dumb question, but a dumb one is one that's never asked.

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    Jim

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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Yes, you may have multiple distros installed (this is called multibooting). Each system will have its own home, unless you would like to set it up to share /home/.
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    pane-free Active Member

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    Yes. Just keep the /home partition intact and do not format it when installing the new distro. Or are you speaking of sharing a /home between two different distros?
    If the latter, it can be done by altering the /etc/fstab configuration file, but distros should be of a similar or same families (i.e. Debian/ubuntu) I would think.

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