Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 05 2006,22:56
The default filesystem in DSL *is* in the ramdisk, but you can install it as a traditional writable and persistent harddrive type of system (although it is not very actively supported). This is not possible in embedded.
Saving settings only isn't going to help much for saving applications installed with apt into an embedded system, since they write to parts of the system which are not necessarily writable when the restore is run.
For these applications you may need to set up a series of dpkg commands in /opt/bootlocal.sh and backup this file as well as all of the necessary *.deb files and make sure dpkg is auto-loaded when you boot.