Forum: USB booting
Topic: saving settings?
started by: Matrixboy
Posted by Matrixboy on Feb. 20 2007,01:18Hello everyone, I've been spying on DSL for a long time.
I must have made 20 CDs of it ( I usually toss them when I'm finished, so I have to make more copies later =P), trying to get my Flash Drive to boot to DSL whenever I had the time.
I just got a new 1GB flash Drive, and tried (hoping it was my n00b 256MB flash drive before that wouldn't let it work), and I successfully have gotten DSL on my flash drive working.
It boots perfectly (from my computer, the MB supports it <3).
However, is there any way I can have it save EVERYTHING I edit on it? Say if I install something to the kernel... I want that to be there when I reboot.
Is there any way to have it act as a normal operating system, while still keeping the portable flash drive ideals?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 20 2007,01:42
In general, you can use dsl's backup/restore method.
Posted by Matrixboy on Feb. 20 2007,02:03I know of the backup/restore, however what if I change some files in the kernel, like if I edit files in /etc/ that aren't backed up? I don't really want to have to choose file by file which to backup.
I was wondering if there was a way to treat it as a normal operating system, so that way when I load everything is the way I left it, without having to backup/restore.
I guess doing it that way will be sufficient though ;)
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 20 2007,02:59
You *can* install a traditional debian-style hd-install, but unless you have a lot of flash drives, you'll burn one out every month due to the nature of the filesystem, and it's not the recommended way to install DSL anyways.
Frugals are really to your advantage esp. in your case, so you might want to embrace them
Posted by Heero on Feb. 21 2007,23:30can some one go over the steps on how to save everything i change for me as i haven't got it to save and boot the saved stuff up again...
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Feb. 22 2007,01:36See backup/restore.
Posted by Heero on Feb. 22 2007,03:23backup/restore u mean the screen thing that shows up when i first boot into DSL?
i followed that but i must of done something wrong as it didn't work...