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Painless Linux Multi-boot Setup

Aug 04, 2009, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The answer is simple: create a separate data partition, and let every distro that you install have its own unique ~/home for your dotfiles. You'll jump through a couple of extra hoops to make your data directory accessible across all of your installed Linuxes, but it's no big deal, and it's easier than trying to make your dotfiles work across multiple distros and desktop versions.

"Your data directory has to go somewhere other than ~/home. I put it on its own partition or on a separate hard drive. You could even use a nice USB stick."

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