[Mageia-discuss] Automatic selection of uid and gid at installation

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Sat Feb 19 21:16:49 CET 2011

I realised that Mageia (like Mandriva) creates uids and gids starting at 
500. Many other distros use 1000 - if you have multiple boot system with 
other linux distros, that means that you need to manually specify user 
ids if you want to access data shared between the system partitions.

How about adding a radio button in the initial User Management Screen 
(the one where you also provide the root login) which allows you to 
define whether you want uids and gids automatically created to start at 
500 or 1000? That would make life (a little bit) easier for a more and 
more current situation.

Is there something like an enhancement bug report?

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