[Novalug] dual install
Roger W. Broseus
rogerb at bronord.com
Sun Nov 2 12:39:03 EST 2008
Bonnie: I would be very careful about what you suggest: in Nautilus,
"turn-on" view-hidden-files (ctrl-H). There's a huge number of "dot"
files there. Some of them have content that relates to things like
profiles in Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
Example problem: I recall recently that one version of Ubuntu was
sticking with Firefox 2.x while another had moved to 3.x. The former
used bookmarks.html while 3.x uses another scheme. I'd hazard a guess
that other parameters set for apps in "dot" files might be confabulated.
I wouldn't do it, especially since 8.10 is going places,
application-wise, that the "LTS" / 8.04 version is not.
More knowledgeables might dispute this so YMMV.
Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
Email: RogerB at bronord.com
Web Site: www.bronord.com
novalug-request at calypso.tux.org wrote:
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:18:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
Subject: [Novalug] Ubuntu upgrade
To: Novalug <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
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Is there a way to have a dual install of Ubuntu Hardy and Ubuntu Ibex on
your machine using two different partitions for root (or two different
subdirectories in /) and having only one home directory or would programs
be messed up by that setup?
Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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