Can't backup-restore

Forum: DSL-N
Topic: Can't backup-restore
started by: amherst

Posted by amherst on May 08 2007,13:07

Have downloaded DSL-N rc4 and it is awesome. It is just what I have been looking for. The only problem that I am having is that it will not restore my settings at boot-up. Have them saved to a 512mb thumb drive as a compressed file. Have used the cheat-codes at boot, but still won't restore. Installed xmms and that doesn't show up either.
Any help would be greatly welcomed.

Posted by Juanito on May 08 2007,13:38
It's not clear to me from your post if you have DSL-N installed on a USB stick or if you have DSL-N installed on some other medium and you are trying to backup/restore to/from a USB stick - if the former is the case then the following might be helpful:

I have DSL-N rc4 installed on a 1GB USB stick - I was unable to boot from the stick when it was formatted as a single FAT/FAT32 partition so I formatted it as two FAT32 partitions.

When DSL-N boots in this setup, it mounts the first (boot) partition read-only as /cdrom and thus I am unable to save my backup to this partition or save extensions to /mydsl or /mydsl/optional. I have no problem to backup/restore or read/write any files to the second partition mounted, in my case, as sda2.

Posted by amherst on May 09 2007,02:16

Thanks for the quick reply. Actually I'm running DSL-N as a live cd with the toram cheat-code. When I added xmms music player, I then shut down the system to see if I could save my changes. It asked if I wanted to save my changes and I clicked yes. At shutdown it wrote a backup file to my thumb drive. When I then rebooted, it didn't load back into the system. Then I mounted sda1 and checked it with the file manger and the file was there.
There must be something that I am missing.

Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on May 09 2007,02:28
Do you see any restore message for backup.tar.gz when you boot up?
If not, you can the cheatcode "restore=sda1"

Posted by Juanito on May 09 2007,03:44
...and if you put xmms in /mnt/sda1/mydsl or /mnt/sda1/mydsl/optional and use the boot code "mydsl=sda1", xmms will either load at boot or be listed in the right-click mydsl menu.
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