What should I think about before using one partition as /home for two different systems?
Can I use the same home folder on different Linux systems (multiboot)?
My question is a bit different. I've got Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop; however, due to the excess bloat I've filled my machine with and the resulting slow speed, I am thinking of doing a clean install of Bodhi Linux.
# parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA ST500LT012-1DG14 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 10.2GB 10.2GB primary ext4 boot 2 10.2GB 500GB 490GB extended 5 10.2GB 20.5GB 10.2GB logical linux-swap(v1) 6 20.5GB 400GB 380GB logical ext4 7 400GB 500GB 100GB logical ext4 sda1 is mounted on /boot; sda5 is swap; sda6 is /home; sda7 is /
To achieve that, I'm going to reformat and then mount sda1 (
/boot) and sda7 (
/) while mounting sda6 (
/home) and sda5 (swap) directly. What I am concerned with is that configuration files (like of xsession and such) present in my
/home/USERNAME might interfere with the fresh install.
To prevent this, should I delete all the hidden files and folders (none of them are personal) and then go with fresh install? Can this approach lead to problems? Is there any alternate way to achieve the same purpose?
Note: Backing up personal files and then pasting them is not an option, I don't have that big external storage available.