Can't save myDSL apps and conf files
Forum: myDSL Extensions (deprecated)
Topic: Can't save myDSL apps and conf files
started by: tapi
Posted by tapi on April 04 2005,00:22I'm using DSL-1.0-rc2 on my usb pen drive, i never had any problem before.
But when i reboot i get an error message when DSL tries to save configuration files and myDSL extensions. The message should look like that (the computer reboots a short time after the message appears) :
 Broken pipe tar -C / -T $HOME/filetool.lst (some obscur stuff) > $MOUNTPOINT/backup.tar.gz
My bootparams are :
dsl toram lang=fr dma restore=sda1 mydsl=sda1
I succesfully saved the configuration files by tar-ing all the files listed in filetool.lst in /mnt/sda1/backup.tar.gz but i have to reinstall the myDSL apps manually each time i reboot...
Does anyone have an idea ?
Posted by cbagger01 on April 04 2005,04:03Does adding
to the end of your boot param list help?
Posted by rpcyan on Aug. 09 2005,18:33i have the same problem. running as frugal doesn't solve it. any other ideas?
Posted by rpcyan on Aug. 12 2005,14:19Managed to solve my own problem after spending a number of hours on it.
Running DSL on a USB thumbdrive w/ that has only a single partition (i.e. sda1). USB-HDD boot type, although I don't think that matters to this problem.
Anyway, sda1 needs to be unmounted prior to shutdown for the backup to work. For anybody experiencing these problems, here's the solution:
1) rename your backup.tar.gz to something without a .tar.gz extension (if you can afford to delete it you might as well since we have to replace it)
2) reboot so you have a "backup free" environment.
3) edit /opt/powerdown.sh to unmount /mnt/sda1 prior to backup
4) reboot; new backup.tar.gz will be created and one will not end up with "broken pipe" error messages on shutdown
A helpful hint: I cleaned out the powerdown.sh and bootlocal.sh so all they do is call to scripts on sda1 (bootlocal.sh obviously mounts sda1 prior to calling it). That way I can modify the scripts regardless of whether the backup.tar.gz is working and I don't have to remaster the KNOPPIX image.
I hope this helps people out; I was unable to find any relevant posts on this isue previously.