Wiki on persistence
Forum: User Feedback
Topic: Wiki on persistence
started by: doglover
Posted by doglover on Jan. 06 2008,22:39I wonder if there are some errors in the wiki.
1) In the wiki page about persistence, it says at the end:
This appears not to be true, there is no config in there.
2) It also says: "/opt is a symbolic link to /ramdisk/opt (dsl 3.0.1) so copy from there. "
This also appears to not be true as far as I can see. ls -la shows that home is a symbolic link to /ramdisk/home, but it does not show /opt as a symbolic link to /ramdisk/opt, and there actually appears to be no /ramdisk/opt.
3) It also says: "change permissions to allow writing to the persistant "home" and "opt" dirs for required users (dsl!!) "
This also appears to not be true. Since these dirs are created by root (or su), at the time they are created they are owned by root. But somehow, magically, when you reboot they are thereafter owned by dsl, so don't need to change permissions manually.
Thanks for feedback,
Posted by jpeters on Jan. 07 2008,03:53
It does on my computer.
dsl@box:~$ ls -l /opt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Dec 31 18:55 /opt -> /ramdisk/opt
While /home is "root root", /home/dsl is "dsl staff"
hda3 is a partition that you set up on your hard drive; thus it has only what you set up, if it exists at all.
You can write to /opt without being in root (I believe Robert set it up that way to be used for UCI's, etc.)