Saving Apt-Get settings on Embedded
Forum: DSL Embedded
Topic: Saving Apt-Get settings on Embedded
started by: Leigh
Posted by Leigh on Nov. 28 2005,15:11Hey there folks,
I downloaded the embedded version of dsl today and am very impressed. I used "dpkg-restore" so I could use apt-get. Changed the sources and ran "apt-get update" all was good.
Whilst still messing about with my new toy, I rebooted it. When it came back, my apt get and it's settings were gone. I wrote out a quick test document on FLWriter, rebooted again, but that is still there.
Any thoughts on what I need to keep apt-get and it's sources in there ?
Many thanks in advance,
Posted by SaidinUnleashed on Nov. 28 2005,15:20
Apt-get and embedded really are not meant to be used together. In fact, embedded is really only meant to be used as a demo, or for some quick Un*x work when you can't boot from the CD.
You could dump the apt extension into the virtual hdd (hdb, I think) and add mydsl=hdb to the dsl-windows.bat, but you will still have to install everyting you want from apt everytime you restart qemu, since it runs a compressed filesystem, like the live CD or a frugal install.
Posted by Leigh on Dec. 01 2005,13:00Thanks for that - much appreciated.
Posted by cbagger01 on Dec. 01 2005,18:04I suppose if you were adventurous, you could
your virtual machine state useing the QEMU console and then restore it in the exact same state, kinda like a laptop hybernate function.
In this situation, you would never "reboot" your virtual machine and then you would not lose your apt-gotten stuff.
Posted by roberts on Dec. 01 2005,21:49It is pretty easy to save the virtual machine state in the vmplayer edition.