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Another long shot question - multiboot with SAME user



  • I am trying to consolidate my current project - from TWO HDD.
    Both drives use "administrator" user "a".
    I can manage project import from old drive to new one.
    QtCreator also changes project configurations, nice and no problem.
    I am not sure if I am saving my project correctly to same " /home/a..."

    My new OS works but sometime does weird , random , stuff - not necessarily with QtCreator.

    With some effort on my part I could add another user to the old drive.


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    Hi
    Each Creator.exe has its own id so it should detect its other Creator and using the same project from different boots should not
    cause any issues.

    Im not sure what you multi boot.
    If two linux'es, then /home might not be the same.
    unless you always had /home partition on other hdd.
    Then it could be the same.



  • @mrjj said in Another long shot question - multiboot with SAME user:

    Hi
    Each Creator.exe has its own id so it should detect its other Creator and using the same project from different boots should not
    cause any issues.

    Im not sure what you multi boot.
    If two linux'es, then /home might not be the same.

    It sounds silly , but I only use Linux. Reason for mutiboot is that I did started with single small HDD and kept adding bigger ones, each with OS.
    I also have muttiboot (partitions) on my current (new) HDD , just because I could not resize working partition.

    unless you always had /home partition on other hdd.
    Then it could be the same.


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    @AnneRanch

    Well thats not silly at all. Linux is a wonderful OS.
    I do use Windows 10 but i develop in linux, using virtual machines.

    If you ever wish to resize a "working partition", you can boot on a live linux cd/sub and used parted to resize
    your current partition.

    I have also used
    https://clonezilla.org/
    to clone my root partition directly to another hdd (SSD) and then swapped the disk and it just worked.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    One of the nice thing with Linux is that you can mount several disks on top of each others so if you keep user name/id consistent you can use a single hard drive for your /home folder content and mount it there for the different Linux you boot on your machine.



  • @mrjj said in Another long shot question - multiboot with SAME user:

    @AnneRanch

    Well thats not silly at all. Linux is a wonderful OS.
    I do use Windows 10 but i develop in linux, using virtual machines.

    If you ever wish to resize a "working partition", you can boot on a live linux cd/sub and used parted to resize
    your current partition.

    Done that several times past few days.

    Works OK with few "gotcha" -
    when used with larger drives > 1TB it gives an impression that "nothing is happening" . If my memory serves me - the "original live CD " give some indication that the drives are being searched / sized.

    Then when used with multiple HDD it seems to "detect / select " only first drive and then proceeds , as instructed, to "install alongside of existing OS" .
    No option to select the destination is given.

    After the new OS is installed and system is rebooted - grub executes the LAST OS installed.

    I have also used
    https://clonezilla.org/
    to clone my root partition directly to another hdd (SSD) and then swapped the disk and it just worked.

    I;ll give it a shot - after all as reliable as "live CD" is - it takes time.


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    @AnneRanch
    Hi
    If you do try CloneZilla, please promise me to triple check what is the source and what is the destination as
    it will copy the empty disk to the full one, make one cry in the keyboard.


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