My situation is as follows:
Ubuntu with GNOME-Shell installed on
/dev/sda3, with it's own
Lubuntu installed on
/dev/sda5, with it's own
Data files (music, movies, stuff for school) stored on
I use both Ubuntu and Lubuntu and I would like to keep this setup of two different partitions, instead of one partition with both Ubuntu and
lubuntu-desktop installed on it.
I would like to use
/dev/sda4 as a
/home partition for both Ubuntu and Lubuntu. This would have quite some advantages:
- Applications in Lubuntu and Ubuntu would always be up-to-date with each other because they share the same
- Right now, I usually save stuff in
/dev/sda4, but as this is not my real
/homedirectory, I usually have to refer to
/dev/sda4in a lot of applications when e.g. saving something. This annoys me, I'd like to just be able to save it in my
In this question, I've read the second and third answer, about problems that might appear. But as I'm planning to use both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04, I doubt that there will be any problems, as these distributions are very much alike, and they are released on approximately the same date (so it's not like using Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 10.04).
Is there anything I should be aware of before implementing this setup?
Would there be any consequences, other than the ones I just mentioned?
Is there a way to get approximately the same results, in a safer way?