Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Aug. 31 2005,02:26
|I'm a little confused about this too. Fruggle install here. I've got mydsl=hda2 and all that. In emelFM, the path is mapped as /mnt/hda2 with|
Looks like you have a persistant /home and /opt in hda2 as well.. nice..
..and your backup is also in hda2..
So , a good bootup command would be something like.
" dsl dma toram mydsl=hda2 restore=hda2 home=hda2 opt=hda2 host=yourhostname secure"
so far , so good..
excellent use of a frugal install..
| Now from what I read, any dsl extension dropped in this directory will show up in my menu.|
1) Is this true?
Yes, if you use the bootoption mydsl=hda2 ,
any extensions found in the root of the hda2 partition will be
autoloaded into your filesystem at boottime. .dsl's, .tar.gz's, .uci's
| 2) The folder will not let me move anything to this level of the directory or make a new folder there. What can I do?|
I don't see /KNOPPIX in hda2, so it's not your mounted frugal location.
( maybe hda1 is where your /KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX is ? )
You can open up emelfm as super-user, then you should have no issues
writing files to the mounted hda2, located at the /mnt/hda2 directory..
| 3) I've also read that there should be a folder called "optional" for my saved mydsl extensions to reside in. I was led to believe this was different from /opt. Is this correct?|
Yes, /opt is different from an /optional directory you make.
Should you place extensions into a directory called /optional in your /mnt/hda2,
they will not autoload at boottime, but will be available in your "optional extensions" portion of your desktop right-click menu..
| 4) Can I put .uci's anywhere so they automount? |
No, they work like any other extension. They should be placed
wherever you point the "mydsl=hdXx" bootoption towards.
| 5) I ran gtk2-0705.dsl from the mydsl part of the menu. Is that all I need to do? Should I move it someplace to reside? Can I check somewhere to make sure that it has been properly updated? |
Not sure here of what you did.
A.) Did you download it with the mydsl icon?
If so, you would have found a new entry in your menu called
" Update to GTK2" , which activates the functions needed internally
for the gtk2 environment to work properly.
B.) Did you use emelfm, or "mydsl-load" from a shell, to install
it from a previously downloaded location?
If so, then you still would need to run "Update to GTK2" from the menu,
to activate the features internally...
This can also be placed in either your /mnt/hda2 directory, or in the
/mnt/hda2/optional directory for later loading..
Either way, once loaded , the Update to GTK2 menu option still needs to run.
If you choose to autoload it from /mnt/hda2,
you could place the line " /usr/bin/start_gtk2 "
into your /opt/bootlocal.sh file..
That would automatically run the "Upgrade to GTK2" at boottime.
Do understand that this is a work in progress,
and an awfully fat environment to choose for permanent use in DSL.
As far as saving myDSL programs goes. ( the first question in this thread )
They are usually downloaded to /tmp , when the mydsl icon on the desktop is used.
The backup function will not preserve these downloads by default.
If you download extensions manually, from browser,
then they usually download to /home/dsl.
This directory is defaulted in your backup,
but do understand that the backup is designed for storing personal
files and save files, not extensions.
It is always a good idea to have a partition or something..
pendrive, hard drive, something writable, for storing
your collection of extensions..