I am planning on installing two ubuntu versions (12.04 and 14.04), along with windows in my system. I need to install two separate home folder for these two versions. (I would love it if one version of ubuntu doesn't see the home folder of the other one; but I don't know if this is possible). So to keep both the /home separate, I am planning to do the following. First I will install Ubuntu 12.04 by creating / (root folder) and /home partition (also a swap area). Next I will install ubuntu 14.04 by creating another / (root folder) and another /home partition(no separate swap, I believe). My question is how do I tell ubuntu 14.04 not to use the /home of ubuntu 12.04 and use the /home created during its own installation? Is it handled automatically (depending on which /home partition was created during which installation)? Last time I did this both installation went fine; but I don't think my two /home folders were mapped properly to their corresponding ubuntu versions. Please provide your suggestions. Thank You.
During the installation process, Ubuntu will recognise the other partitions and give you the option to mount them, but unless you specifically set one of the partitions as your
/home it won't determine it's a
/home and use it. So, just to be clear, no Ubuntu 14.04 will not automatically use the
/home from a previous installation.