[PC-BSD Support] How to share /home with linux

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Fri Jul 27 08:49:04 PDT 2007

Anri Amaldi Ridwan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just tried PC-BSD Live 1.4a and am very much interested to install PC-BSD
> on my newly bought hard disk. However, I also want to install Ubuntu on the
> same hard disk. My questions:
> 1. Which one is better: install PC-BSD first and then Ubuntu or Ubuntu first
> and then PC-BSD?

PC-BSD needs to be installed on a primary partition, so you may wish to
install it first.

> 2. I want to put /home on a separate partition; is there a way to share
> /home between the OSs?
> Thanks.

At this time I'm unaware of a way to share /home between the two. PC-BSD
uses UFS filesystem for its partitions, while Ubuntu will use Ext3 or
Reiser or some other linux specific partition.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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