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Posted: Dec. 05 2006,15:43 QUOTE

I am a linux noob, I have a someone that is expirenced with linux that can help me if need be.

My problem is I download a program via apt-get or mydsl.  When I shutdown the emulator and restart the program is no longer there and I have to download it again.

My friend suggested getting rid of ramdisk and using and using a using the defualt filesystem. How would I do this.

Or simply is there a way to back up the ramdisk when it shutdown and then reload my back up when it starts up.

I would like to be able to this with usb boot and with embedded.
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Posted: Dec. 05 2006,22:03 QUOTE

Read the page in dillo about saving your settings. The reason dillo opens is so you can read the instructions.
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Posted: Dec. 05 2006,22:56 QUOTE

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/ and backup this file as well as all of the necessary *.deb files and make sure dpkg is auto-loaded when you boot.

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