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

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Sun Feb 20 02:44:07 CET 2011

On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:16:49 am Juergen Harms wrote:
> 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?
The idea of sharing a /home partition between distros has other problems 
besides accessing it, but some uniformity in the Linux world would be nice.


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